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2019-2020 Overview

The Delivery Programme details our annual calendar of learning resources and events. The programme is informed by consultation with our Partnership network and this year focuses on four key themes. A range of other topic areas are covered through individual outputs:

  • Image: RiPfA delivery programmeAbuse and violence in the family context
  • Gangs and criminal exploitation
  • Humane and ethical supervision and leadership
  • Residential care
  • Pre-birth assessment; fabricated and induced illness; self-harm; harmful sexual behaviour; patterns of attachment; decision-making with siblings in care proceedings.

Further series of workshops and network events to be determined, pending emerging sector priorities.

Tailored Support services also form part of the Delivery Programme for Research in Practice Partners.

A Icon: Delivery Programme listing 2018-19PDF download is also available.

 

*All Tailored Support for 2019-20 MUST be booked and confirmed by 29 November 2019.


 

Activity by month

March

DateLocationTitleType

March

 

Transitional safeguarding/children to adult services: Research and Policy Update 216 March 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

27 March

Online

Scaling up the Graded Care Profile 2 and other evidence based programmes

Graded Care Profile 2 is an assessment tool that practitioners can use when working with families where neglect is a concern. The tool helps identify support needs, build relationships and improve the identification and recording of neglect.

Join us at this Webinar where the NSPCC will introduce the tool and how it can be embedded in practice to evaluate a family’s strengths and weaknesses.

Aimed at: Social workers and team managers in direct practice with children and families.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

28 March

Birmingham

Commissioning transitional mental health services that meet the needs of young people

Young people experiencing mental health issues can find transition to adulthood challenging. Reasons for this include:

  • Young people not being eligible for adult mental health services.
  • Adult mental health services not offering the right kind of support.
  • Adult mental health support being very different in its approach to child mental health services.
  • Some young people being better served by other kinds of support offered by public health, education or community support services.

This Knowledge Exchange Workshop will consider how we can develop creative, innovative and co-produced services that better support young people experiencing mental health issues during their transition to adulthood.

Aimed at: People who have a role in commissioning mental health services, including commissioners with a remit around mental health, public health or transition services.

You can also allocate your workshop places to CCG based commissioners, Community Mental Health Teams and those working in psychiatric settings.

Image: Knowledge Exchange Workshop iconKnowledge Exchange Workshop: Learning Event

April

DateLocationTitleType

April

 

Humane and compassionate leadership/developing learning organisations: Research and Policy Update 217 April 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

4 April

Manchester

Commissioning transitional mental health services that meet the needs of young people

Young people experiencing mental health issues can find transition to adulthood challenging. Reasons for this include:

  • Young people not being eligible for adult mental health services.
  • Adult mental health services not offering the right kind of support.
  • Adult mental health support being very different in its approach to child mental health services.
  • Some young people being better served by other kinds of support offered by public health, education or community support services.

This Knowledge Exchange Workshop will consider how we can develop creative, innovative and co-produced services that better support young people experiencing mental health issues during their transition to adulthood.

Aimed at: People who have a role in commissioning mental health services, including commissioners with a remit around mental health, public health or transition services.

You can also allocate your workshop places to CCG based commissioners, Community Mental Health Teams and those working in psychiatric settings.

Image: Knowledge Exchange workshop iconKnowledge Exchange Workshop: Learning Event

5 April

Online

Attachment theory in practice

The concept of attachment patterns is used widely – and often inaccurately – in assessment and direct work with children and families. David Shemmings will look at current thinking on attachment theory and how best it may be mobilised by practitioners to understand and support relationships between children and their parents and carers.

Designed for: All those working in child and family services.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

12 April

 

Deadline for Partners’ Tailored Support requests for delivery between April - June 2019*.

Image: Tailored Support iconTailored Support

May

DateLocationTitleType

May

 

Autism: Research and Policy Update 218 May 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

8 May

Engineers' House, Bristol

Understanding and working with intra-familial child sexual abuse

A practical workshop to develop and deepen understanding of intra-familial child sexual abuse (IFCSA). This interactive session will draw on participants’ case work experience and move beyond identification and assessment to areas including:

  • Consideration of both sibling and adult perpetrators.
  • The nature of ‘disclosure’ and how practitioners can support children and families pre and post disclosure.
  • Sharing practice tools and ideas for direct work.

The workshop will be of value to those who work directly with children and families and would like to be better informed and gain confidence in working with this type of abuse.

Designed for: Frontline practitioners and team managers working with children and families.

Image: Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

15 May

NCVO, London

Transitional safeguarding

The complexities of safeguarding children and adults have been challenging practice. Issues of violent crime, gang activity, domestic abuse, modern slavery, trafficking and sexual exploitation require local areas to adapt and innovate safeguarding practice with adolescents and young adults.

Bringing together emerging research with examples of innovative local practice, this joint Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults workshop will provide the opportunity to explore transitional safeguarding, and will support participants to reflect on practice and leadership within this area.

Delegates are asked to attend in pairs from their local area, with one strategic level participant from Adult Services and the other from Children’s Services.

Designed for: Those who are responsible for developing and leading safeguarding practice in Adult and Children’s Services. This might include Principal Social Workers, Assistant Directors or others with responsibility for practice and service development.

Image: Knowledge Exchange Workshop iconKnowledge Exchange Workshop: Learning Event

22 May

NCVO, London

Domestic abuse: Developing more effective responses in children and young people’s social care

This workshop presents selected findings of particular relevance to child and family social workers from theJustice, Inequality and Gender Based Violence research project. The interactive day will include:

  • Applying evidence on the relationship between domestic abuse and other forms of child maltreatment to understand the lived experiences of children and young people.

  • Evidence from working with perpetrators and their complex needs.

  • Developing practice and terminology regarding a parent’s ‘failure to protect’ and protective capacity (including models of effective advocacy).

  • Children in the family courts and the presumption of contact.

Designed for: Frontline practitioners and team managers working with children and families.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

May

 

Neglect in the context of poverty and austerity

Informed by a commitment to ethical child and family practice, this Frontline Briefing builds knowledge and skills for direct practice where neglect is a concern. It summarises evidence on impacts of neglect experienced at different developmental stages in a child or young person's life, and the relationship between socio-economic deprivation and neglect in the context of austerity.

Aimed at: Social workers, family support workers and team managers in direct practice with children, young people and families.

Image: Frontline Briefing iconFrontline Briefing: Publication

May

 

Safeguarding and exploitation - complex, contextual and holistic approaches

There are arguably commonalities between the different forms of exploitation that young people can face. Whilst a targeted focus on issues such as child sexual exploitation (CSE) or gangs has been important in raising awareness and targeting support, exploring the interplay between these harms might allow local services to better respond to the complexities of these issues.

Exploring current research around what has been termed ‘complex safeguarding’, this Strategic Briefing considers how we can design more effective, cohesive multi-agency approaches to various forms of exploitation.

Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, team managers in children's and youth services and specialist services focused on exploitation.

Image: Strategic Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication

May

 

Working with recurrent care-experienced women

Social workers, lawyers and judges have long been aware that some women return to court as respondents in care proceedings after having already experienced the removal of one or more children in previous proceedings. It is also recognised that a proportion of these women return to court on many occasions and lose multiple children to public care and adoption.

In 2017, a team at Lancaster University published the final report of a Nuffield-funded research study into Vulnerable Birth Mothers and Recurrent Care Proceedings (Broadhurst et al, 2017). The Lancaster team, Research in Practice and colleagues from the University of Essex wanted to collaborate to support the use of the research findings to inform more effective ways of working with this population. A Change Project, which commenced in 2017, soon after the Lancaster research was published, provided an opportunity to work with a group of practice experts who were working to set up or improve support to parents (with a primary focus on mothers) in this situation.

This resource brings together material presented at the Change Project sessions with information, reflections and practice examples provided by those participating.

Aimed at: Managers, commissioners and practitioners working in children’s social care, NHS Trusts, health services and third sector organisations.

Image: Resource pack iconResource Pack: Publication

May

 

TIPPS (Trauma-informed Practice in Primary Schools)

Image: Strategic Briefing iconProject Briefing: Publication

June

DateLocationTitleType

June

 

Residential care or early permanence planning: Research and Policy Update 219 June 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

5 June

NCVO, London

Coaching skills

This two-day learning module will explore how coaching can be used by Practice Supervisors to support strengths-based practice. It will share evidence on the value of coaching approaches in management and supervision, as well as offering practical skills and tools for coaching staff. It will also identify ways in which these skills can be adopted by practitioners in their work with children and families.

Commitment to attend both days is required.

Designed for: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, Heads of Service and team managers in child and family services.

Image: Learning module iconTwo day learning module: Learning Event

6 June

Engineers' House, Bristol

Domestic abuse: Developing more effective responses in children and young people’s social care

This workshop presents selected findings of particular relevance to child and family social workers from theJustice, Inequality and Gender Based Violence research project.

The interactive day will include:

  • Applying evidence on the relationship between domestic abuse and other forms of child maltreatment to understand the lived experiences of children and young people.
  • Evidence from working with perpetrators and their complex needs.
  • Developing practice and terminology regarding a parent’s ‘failure to protect’ and protective capacity (including models of effective advocacy).
  • Children in the family courts and the presumption of contact.

Designed for: Frontline practitioners and team managers working with children and families.

Image: Research Messages workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

11 June

The Studio, Birmingham

Pre-birth assessment

The Family Justice Observatory Born into Care study and the 2018 Research in Practice topic consultation have identified a clear need to develop evidence-informed pre-birth assessment practice.

These Knowledge Exchange sessions will enable a two-way interaction between research and practice experts to build local practice, shape Research in Practice outputs on this topic and inform the work of the Family Justice Observatory.

Designed for: Team managers and Heads of Service for pre-birth assessment activities.

Image: Knowledge Exchange  Workshop iconKnowledge Exchange Workshop: Learning Event

12 June

NCVO, London

Pre-birth assessment

The Family Justice Observatory Born into Care study and the 2018 Research in Practice topic consultation have identified a clear need to develop evidence-informed pre-birth assessment practice.

These Knowledge Exchange sessions will enable a two-way interaction between research and practice experts to build local practice, shape Research in Practice outputs on this topic and inform the work of the Family Justice Observatory.

Designed for: Team managers and Heads of Service for pre-birth assessment activities.

Image: Knowledge Exchange  iconKnowledge Exchange Workshop: Learning Event

20 June

Online

Exploitation of boys and young men

Public awareness of young people’s exploitation mainly concerns the abuse of girls by older men, whereas adolescent boys can be perceived as a threat in relation to gang involvement. The experiences of boys and young men as both ‘perpetrator’ and ‘victim’ of abuse raises challenges for practice systems and responses designed in binary terms. What does practice, policy and research tell us are good approaches and how can we apply this learning in practice?

This session will focus on the risks and experiences of exploitation of boys and young men, highlighting the importance of a holistic engagement and looking beyond stereotypes.

Designed for: Frontline practitioners and team managers working with adolescents in children’s and youth services.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

26 June

NCVO, London

Understanding and working with intra-familial child sexual abuse

A practical workshop to develop and deepen understanding of intra-familial child sexual abuse (IFCSA). This interactive session will draw on participants’ case work experience and move beyond identification and assessment to areas including:

  • Consideration of both sibling and adult perpetrators.
  • The nature of ‘disclosure’ and how practitioners can support children and families pre and post disclosure.
  • Sharing practice tools and ideas for direct work.

The workshop will be of value to those who work directly with children and families and would like to be better informed and gain confidence in working with this type of abuse.

Designed for: Frontline practitioners and team managers working with children and families.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

July

DateLocationTitleType

July

 

Title TBC: Research and Policy Update 220 July 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

July

 

Siblings in public law proceedings: Assessment, placement, contact, permanence

Drawing on their Nuffield Foundation funded research on Siblings, contact and the law, Daniel Monk and Jan Macvarish co-author an accessible summary of their findings, designed to support evidence-informed social work practice in the family court.

Designed for: Frontline practitioners and team managers working in the family justice system.

Image: Frontline Briefing iconFrontline Briefing: Publication

July

 

Self-harm: Children and young people’s experiences and how practitioners can help

Confident practice with children and young people who self-harm can be hampered by misunderstandings and misconceptions, which may lead to barriers in providing timely support. This tool aims to build practitioners’ knowledge, building on children and young people’s relationships, their community and local practice systems. It summarises evidence on recognition, effective practical strategies and interventions.

Designed for: Social workers, family support workers and team managers in direct practice with children, young people and families.

Image: Practice Tool iconPractice Tool: Publication

July

 

Forced marriage: Recognition and response

Forced marriage is recognised in England as a form of domestic or child abuse, an abuse of human rights and criminal offence. Survivor, campaigner and founder of Karma Nirvana, Jasvinder Sanghera CBE, authors this briefing, which aims to build confident social work and family support practice to recognise, prevent and intervene to protect children and young people from forced marriage.

Designed for: Social workers, family support workers and team managers in direct practice with children, young people and families.

Image: Frontline Briefing iconFrontline Briefing: Publication

July

 

Fabricated or induced illness: Supporting multi-agency working

Cases of fabricated or induced illness where a child is or is likely to be at risk of harm require a multi-agency, well-coordinated response. This briefing reviews evidence from research and practice to support professionals to gather and critically analyse relevant information from all professionals involved, conduct a sound assessment of need and make safeguarding decisions.

Designed for: Social workers, family support workers and team managers in direct practice with children, young people and families.

Image: Frontline Briefing iconFrontline Briefing: Publication

July

 

Leading Children’s Trusts

This briefing explores the nature of leadership in the context of 'alternative delivery vehicles' such as independent trusts. There may be distinctive leadership demands involved in establishing alternative models, inviting leaders to pay particular attention to personal values and purpose.

Designed for: Leaders of child and family services including Lead Members, Chief Executives, Directors and Safeguarding Board Leads.

Image: Leaders’ Briefing iconLeaders' Briefing: Publication

July

 

Supporting children and young people’s emotional health

Developing emotional health and wellbeing can provide a preventative bedrock to support children and young people's mental health. This tool offers practical, research-based strategies for practitioners working in universal and targeted services as well as those working with children involved with statutory services.

Aimed at: Social workers, family support workers and team managers in direct practice with children, young people and families.

Image: Practice Tool iconPractice Tool: Publication

2 July

Colmore Gate, Birmingham

Transitional safeguarding

The complexities of safeguarding children and adults have been challenging practice. Issues of violent crime, gang activity, domestic abuse, modern slavery, trafficking and sexual exploitation require local areas to adapt and innovate safeguarding practice with adolescents and young adults.

Bringing together emerging research with examples of innovative local practice, this joint Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults workshop will provide the opportunity to explore transitional safeguarding, and will support participants to reflect on practice and leadership within this area.

Delegates are asked to attend in pairs from their local area, with one strategic level participant from Adult Services and the other from Children’s Services.

Designed for: Those who are responsible for developing and leading safeguarding practice in Adult and Children’s Services. This might include Principal Social Workers, Assistant Directors or others with responsibility for practice and service development.

Image: Knowledge Exchange Workshop iconKnowledge Exchange Workshop: Learning Event

17 July

NCVO, London

Coaching skills

This two-day learning module will explore how coaching can be used by Practice Supervisors to support strengths-based practice. It will share evidence on the value of coaching approaches in management and supervision, as well as offering practical skills and tools for coaching staff. It will also identify ways in which these skills can be adopted by practitioners in their work with children and families.

Commitment to attend both days is required.

Designed for: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, Heads of Service and team managers in child and family services.

Image: learning module iconTwo day learning module: Learning Event

August

DateLocationTitleType

August

 

Title TBC: Research and Policy Update 221 August 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

September

DateLocationTitleType

September

 

Title TBC: Research and Policy Update 222 September 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

10 September

Online

Sibling relationships

Drawing on their Nuffield Foundation funded research on Siblings, contact and the law, Daniel Monk and Jan Macvarish have co-authored a Frontline briefing, designed to support evidence-informed social work practice in the family court. In this webinar the authors will introduce the resource and share ideas about how and where to use the materials.

Designed for: Frontline practitioners and team managers working in the family justice system

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

11 September

Priory Street Centre, York

Understanding and working with intra-familial child sexual abuse

A practical workshop to develop and deepen understanding of intra-familial child sexual abuse (IFCSA). This interactive session will draw on participants’ case work experience and move beyond identification and assessment to areas including:

  • Consideration of both sibling and adult perpetrators.
  • The nature of ‘disclosure’ and how practitioners can support children and families pre and post disclosure.
  • Sharing practice tools and ideas for direct work.

The workshop will be of value to those who work directly with children and families and would like to be better informed and gain confidence in working with this type of abuse.

Designed for: Frontline practitioners and team managers working with children and families.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

12 September

King's House, Manchester

Transitional safeguarding

The complexities of safeguarding children and adults have been challenging practice. Issues of violent crime, gang activity, domestic abuse, modern slavery, trafficking and sexual exploitation require local areas to adapt and innovate safeguarding practice with adolescents and young adults.

Bringing together emerging research with examples of innovative local practice, this joint Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults workshop will provide the opportunity to explore transitional safeguarding, and will support participants to reflect on practice and leadership within this area.

Delegates are asked to attend in pairs from their local area, with one strategic level participant from Adult Services and the other from Children’s Services.

Designed for: Those who are responsible for developing and leading safeguarding practice in Adult and Children’s Services. This might include Principal Social Workers, Assistant Directors or others with responsibility for practice and service development.

Image: Knowledge Exchange workshop iconKnowledge Exchange Workshop: Learning Event

17 September

Cambridge Professional Development Centre

Domestic abuse: Developing more effective responses in children and young people’s social care

This workshop presents selected findings of particular relevance to child and family social workers from theJustice, Inequality and Gender Based Violence research project. The interactive day will include:

  • Applying evidence on the relationship between domestic abuse and other forms of child maltreatment to understand the lived experiences of children and young people.
  • Evidence from working with perpetrators and their complex needs.
  • Developing practice and terminology regarding a parent’s ‘failure to protect’ and protective capacity (including models of effective advocacy).
  • Children in the family courts and the presumption of contact.

Designed for: Frontline practitioners and team managers working with children and families.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

19 September

Engineers' House, Bristol

Transitional safeguarding

The complexities of safeguarding children and adults have been challenging practice. Issues of violent crime, gang activity, domestic abuse, modern slavery, trafficking and sexual exploitation require local areas to adapt and innovate safeguarding practice with adolescents and young adults.

Bringing together emerging research with examples of innovative local practice, this joint Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults workshop will provide the opportunity to explore transitional safeguarding, and will support participants to reflect on practice and leadership within this area.

Delegates are asked to attend in pairs from their local area, with one strategic level participant from Adult Services and the other from Children’s Services.

Designed for: Those who are responsible for developing and leading safeguarding practice in Adult and Children’s Services. This might include Principal Social Workers, Assistant Directors or others with responsibility for practice and service development.

Image: Knowledge Exchange workshop iconKnowledge Exchange Workshop: Learning Event

24 September

The Studio, Manchester

Coaching skills

This two-day learning module will explore how coaching can be used by Practice Supervisors to support strengths-based practice. It will share evidence on the value of coaching approaches in management and supervision, as well as offering practical skills and tools for coaching staff. It will also identify ways in which these skills can be adopted by practitioners in their work with children and families.

Commitment to attend both days is required.

Designed for: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, Heads of Service and team managers in child and family services.

Image: Learning module iconTwo day learning module: Learning Event

26-27 September

TBC

Costs, complexity and compassion: The leadership challenge

Image: Leaders' Forum iconLeaders' Forum: Network Event

October

DateLocationTitleType

October

 

Title TBC: Research and Policy Update 223 October 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

Autumn/Winter 2019

Online

Improving organisational resilience in child and family social work

This output is a diagnostic online tool co-produced by research experts Gail Kinman and Louise Grant from the University of Bedfordshire with a Change Project group of practice experts from the Research in Practice network. The tool sets out questions around five themes identified through research on organisational resilience in child and family social work:

  • Sense of appreciation
  • Learning organisation
  • Clear mission and vision
  • Secure base
  • Wellbeing

Using the tool and the supporting materials will provide an evidence-informed means to analyse areas for organisational development and design strategies for building organisational resilience.

Designed for: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, Heads of Service and team managers in child and family services.

Image: Change Project Resources iconPilot Change Project Resources

1 October

The Studio, Manchester

Pre-birth assessment

The Family Justice Observatory Born into Care study and the 2018 Research in Practice topic consultation have identified a clear need to develop evidence-informed pre-birth assessment practice.

These Knowledge Exchange sessions will enable a two-way interaction between research and practice experts to build local practice, shape Research in Practice outputs on this topic and inform the work of the Family Justice Observatory.

Designed for: Team managers and Heads of Service for pre-birth assessment activities.

Image: Knowledge Exchange Workshop iconKnowledge Exchange Workshop: Learning Event

10 October

The Studio, Birmingham

Young people involved in gangs: Approaches to assessment and intervention to facilitate their disengagement

Knife crime and serious youth violence is increasing and an ever-changing web of criminal exploitation, including county lines, is increasingly being recognised across the country. This workshop explores why young people join gangs and explores the nature of child criminal exploitation and its impacts on children. It looks at research evidence and emerging practice regarding assessment approaches, prevention, intervention and enforcement strategies for tackling gang involvement.

Designed for: Social workers, Independent Reviewing Officers, Child Protection Chairs and other professionals working with young people who may be involved with gangs, criminal exploitation (e.g. county lines).

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

15 October

Engineers' House, Bristol

Pre-birth assessment

The Family Justice Observatory Born into Care study and the 2018 Research in Practice topic consultation have identified a clear need to develop evidence-informed pre-birth assessment practice.

These Knowledge Exchange sessions will enable a two-way interaction between research and practice experts to build local practice, shape Research in Practice outputs on this topic and inform the work of the Family Justice Observatory.

Designed for: Team managers and Heads of Service for pre-birth assessment activities.

Image: Knowledge Exchange Workshop iconKnowledge Exchange Workshop: Learning Event

November

DateLocationTitleType

November

 

Title TBC: Research and Policy Update 224 November 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

5 November

The Studio, Manchester

Coaching skills

This two-day learning module will explore how coaching can be used by Practice Supervisors to support strengths-based practice. It will share evidence on the value of coaching approaches in management and supervision, as well as offering practical skills and tools for coaching staff. It will also identify ways in which these skills can be adopted by practitioners in their work with children and families.

Commitment to attend both days is required.

Designed for: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, Heads of Service and team managers in child and family services.

Image: Learning module iconTwo day learning module: Learning Event

12 November

The Studio, Birmingham

Domestic abuse: Developing more effective responses in children and young people’s social care

This workshop presents selected findings of particular relevance to child and family social workers from theJustice, Inequality and Gender Based Violence research project. The interactive day will include:

  • Applying evidence on the relationship between domestic abuse and other forms of child maltreatment to understand the lived experiences of children and young people.
  • Evidence from working with perpetrators and their complex needs.
  • Developing practice and terminology regarding a parent’s ‘failure to protect’ and protective capacity (including models of effective advocacy).
  • Children in the family courts and the presumption of contact.

Designed for: Frontline practitioners and team managers working with children and families.

Image: Tailored Support iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

14 November

The Studio, Manchester

Young people involved in gangs: Approaches to assessment and intervention to facilitate their disengagement

Knife crime and serious youth violence is increasing and an ever-changing web of criminal exploitation, including county lines, is increasingly being recognised across the country. This workshop explores why young people join gangs and explores the nature of child criminal exploitation and its impacts on children. It looks at research evidence and emerging practice regarding assessment approaches, prevention, intervention and enforcement strategies for tackling gang involvement.

Designed for: Social workers, Independent Reviewing Officers, Child Protection Chairs and other professionals working with young people who may be involved with gangs, criminal exploitation (e.g. county lines).

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

20 November

Priory Street Centre, York

Domestic abuse: Developing more effective responses in children and young people’s social care

This workshop presents selected findings of particular relevance to child and family social workers from theJustice, Inequality and Gender Based Violence research project. The interactive day will include:

  • Applying evidence on the relationship between domestic abuse and other forms of child maltreatment to understand the lived experiences of children and young people.
  • Evidence from working with perpetrators and their complex needs.
  • Developing practice and terminology regarding a parent’s ‘failure to protect’ and protective capacity (including models of effective advocacy).
  • Children in the family courts and the presumption of contact.

Designed for: Frontline practitioners and team managers working with children and families.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

28 November

TBC

Link Officers’ Annual Meeting

Image: Network Event iconLink Officers' Annual Meeting: Network Event

December

DateLocationTitleType

December

 

Title TBC: Research and Policy Update 225 December 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

December

 

Pre-birth assessment, planning and support

Drawing on learning from the 2019 Knowledge Exchange Workshops and the ongoing work of the Family Justice Observatory, this briefing will support strategic planning for developing evidence-informed pre-birth assessment practice.

Designed for: Strategic leads with responsibility for this area of practice.

Image: Strategic Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication

5 December

NCVO, London

Young people involved in gangs: Approaches to assessment and intervention to facilitate their disengagement

Knife crime and serious youth violence is increasing and an ever-changing web of criminal exploitation, including county lines, is increasingly being recognised across the country. This workshop explores why young people join gangs and explores the nature of child criminal exploitation and its impacts on children. It looks at research evidence and emerging practice regarding assessment approaches, prevention, intervention and enforcement strategies for tackling gang involvement.

Designed for: Social workers, Independent Reviewing Officers, Child Protection Chairs and other professionals working with young people who may be involved with gangs, criminal exploitation (e.g. county lines).

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

10 December

Engineers' House, Bristol

Young people involved in gangs: Approaches to assessment and intervention to facilitate their disengagement

Knife crime and serious youth violence is increasing and an ever-changing web of criminal exploitation, including county lines, is increasingly being recognised across the country. This workshop explores why young people join gangs and explores the nature of child criminal exploitation and its impacts on children. It looks at research evidence and emerging practice regarding assessment approaches, prevention, intervention and enforcement strategies for tackling gang involvement.

Designed for: Social workers, Independent Reviewing Officers, Child Protection Chairs and other professionals working with young people who may be involved with gangs, criminal exploitation (e.g. county lines).

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

11 December

The Studio, Manchester

Understanding and working with intra-familial child sexual abuse

A practical workshop to develop and deepen understanding of intra-familial child sexual abuse (IFCSA). This interactive session will draw on participants’ case work experience and move beyond identification and assessment to areas including:

  • Consideration of both sibling and adult perpetrators.
  • The nature of ‘disclosure’ and how practitioners can support children and families pre and post disclosure.
  • Sharing practice tools and ideas for direct work.

The workshop will be of value to those who work directly with children and families and would like to be better informed and gain confidence in working with this type of abuse.

Designed for: Frontline practitioners and team managers working with children and families.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

January

DateLocationTitleType

January

 

Title TBC: Research and Policy Update 226 January 2020

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

8 January

The Studio, Birmingham

Understanding and working with intra-familial child sexual abuse

A practical workshop to develop and deepen understanding of intra-familial child sexual abuse (IFCSA). This interactive session will draw on participants’ case work experience and move beyond identification and assessment to areas including:

  • Consideration of both sibling and adult perpetrators.
  • The nature of ‘disclosure’ and how practitioners can support children and families pre and post disclosure.
  • Sharing practice tools and ideas for direct work.

The workshop will be of value to those who work directly with children and families and would like to be better informed and gain confidence in working with this type of abuse.

Designed for: Frontline practitioners and team managers working with children and families.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

February

DateLocationTitleType

February

 

Title TBC: Research and Policy Update 227 February 2020

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

February

 

County lines and criminal exploitation: A lifespan perspective

‘County lines’ refers to the practice of exploiting children, young people and adults to traffic drugs across county boundaries using dedicated mobile phone lines or other forms of ‘deal line’. It is estimated that in 2018 there were more than 1000 branded county lines across the UK (National Crime Agency, 2019).

This Frontline Briefing examines existing research, knowledge and learning on county lines from child and adult sectors across rural and urban settings. It explores how and why people may be exploited at different times of their lives and offers a practical tool to support practitioners in identification and effective intervention.

Designed for: All those working in children’s, youth and adult services.

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March

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March

 

Title TBC: Research and Policy Update 228 March 2020

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11 March

Allia Future Business Centre, Peterborough

Understanding and working with intra-familial child sexual abuse

A practical workshop to develop and deepen understanding of intra-familial child sexual abuse (IFCSA). This interactive session will draw on participants’ case work experience and move beyond identification and assessment to areas including:

  • Consideration of both sibling and adult perpetrators.
  • The nature of ‘disclosure’ and how practitioners can support children and families pre and post disclosure.
  • Sharing practice tools and ideas for direct work.

The workshop will be of value to those who work directly with children and families and would like to be better informed and gain confidence in working with this type of abuse.

Designed for: Frontline practitioners and team managers working with children and families.

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