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C Change - Capacity to Change

We have partnered with The University of Bristol to deliver national training to support the embedding of the C-Change Capacity to Change approach.  

C-Change is a flexible approach to assessing parents’ capacities to change where the children are in need or at risk of maltreatment.

 It is of interest to social workers and other practitioners working with children and families in these situations. It may be used, for example, to assist decision-making when care proceedings are being considered; in planning to reunite  children who have been in care with their parent(s); and in providing support through Early Help services.

C-Change focuses specifically on parental capacity to change, with the aim of improving practitioner skills and better informing future planning and decision-making.  It is designed as a complementary process, to be used alongside standard methods of assessing children and their families, such as the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need, Signs of Safety, or other equivalent approaches.

Parental capacity to change is an aspect of assessment that has proved difficult for social workers for many years, and is a growing area of interest in terms of current practice. Family courts, for example, are expecting greater attention to capacity to change in social workers’ reports for care proceedings.

There is limited availability of good quality assessment methods for practitioners regarding parental capacity to change, and C-Change fills an important gap. Problems it may help to address include delays in deciding to remove a child; decisions about removing a child from parents who might reasonably have been able to continue with the child’s care; and working with cases that appear to be ‘stuck’. 

We provided a webinar about the approach and the recording can be found HERE

There are a range of options as to how this training could be delivered for you.  Please read the brochure for an idea and talk to us about your requirements and how we can support you.

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  • All courses are offered on a Face to Face or Virtual basis.
  • Bespoke & Open Training Courses Available.

Open Training Courses

Location Dates Duration Cost per Person
Virtual 7th & 8th October 2 sessions from 9.30am to 1.30pm £345 + vat

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Case Studies

  • Parental 'Virtual' Capacity To Change Training – Barnardo’s- Northern Ireland

    We delivered the 2 day C Change programme to a range of professionals working for Barnardo’s in Early Help & Family Centres, completing Parenting Assessments and Court reports, across a large and diverse area.
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  • Parental Capacity to Change Training - Health and Social Care South East Trust Northern Ireland

    We delivered the 2 day C Change programme to a range of professionals working in Early Help & Family Centres, completing Parenting Assessments and Court reports, across a large and diverse area.
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  • Parental Capacity to Change training - Carmarthenshire

    We delivered the 2 day C Change programme in Camarthenshire to a range of professionals working primarily in Early Help across a large and diverse area
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  • Parental Capacity to-Change Training - Catch 22

    A Voluntary Sector Commissioned Early Help service in Parental Capacity to-Change Training (Leicestershire, Crewe / Coventry and Cheshire East).
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  • Parental Capacity to-Change Training - Leicestershire

    We provided a 2-day core programme for a range of staff in the early help and social care teams.
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  • Leicestershire C Change

    Change is a structured, evidence based approach to assessing parental capacity to change in situations where the parenting is likely to be causing harm to their children. We are very pleased to have been commissioned by Leicestershire to provide 2 sessions of the two-day C-Change training and 2 follow up days.
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  • Aberdeenshire C Change

    C-Change is a structured, evidence based approach to assessing parental capacity to change in situations where the parenting is likely to be causing harm to their children. Aberdeenshire were interested in further improving quality of assessments and particularly to enable practitioners to move ‘stuck’ cases forwards and provide practitioners with greater confidence to intervene in families who could make initial changes but struggled to sustain parenting at a good enough level.
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  • FACT 22 Crewe C Change

    C-Change is a structured, evidence based approach to assessing parental capacity to change in situations where the parenting is likely to be causing harm to their children. The FACT 22 team felt they would benefit from a structured approach to assessing a parent’s capacity to change that worked alongside their solution-focused, strengths-based approach.
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  • Warrington C Change

    C-Change is a structured, evidence based approach to assessing parental capacity to change in situations where the parenting is likely to be causing harm to their children. Warrington were keen to improve the quality of analysis within their assessments and develop clearer evidence of changes that parents were attempting to make.
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  • HSCB Northern Ireland - Capacity to Change Training

    We are delighted to be working with Northern Ireland HSCB Early Intervention Social Worker teams - providing the Capacity to Change Programme developed by the The University of Bristol.
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  • Central Bedfordshire Council - Capacity to Change Training

    We are delighted to be working with the Early Help team in Central Bedfordshire to support them and increase their understanding around parental Capacity to Change.
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Cancellation Policy

We are very flexible and will do our utmost to rearrange training should the need arise, but our trainers obviously commit themselves to the training days agreed and so if you need to cancel at short notice we will need to charge a cancellation fee to cover their time. 

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