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2018-2019 Overview

The Delivery Programme details our annual calendar of learning resources and events. The programme is informed by consultation with our membership network and this year focuses on five key themes:

  • TraumaImage: RiPfA delivery programme
  • Neglect
  • Mental health
  • Complex exploitation
  • Strengths-based approaches

Our 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.

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*All Tailored Support for 2018-19 MUST be booked and confirmed by 30 November 2018.

 

Activity by month

April

DateLocationTitleType

April

 

Technology in Children's Services: Research and Policy Update 205 April 2018

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

13 April

 

Deadline for Partners’ Tailored Support requests for delivery between April - June 2018*.

Image: Workshop iconTailored Support

May

DateLocationTitleType

May

 

Recruitment and retention in children’s social care: Research and Policy Update 206 May 2018

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

16 May

London 

Understanding complex safeguarding and responding to different forms of exploitation

What have we learnt from the practice, policy and research focus on child sexual exploitation and how can we apply this learning in responding to issues such as criminal exploitation, 'county lines', modern slavery and radicalisation? This workshop shares innovative multi-agency approaches to complex safeguarding. It explores the challenges that current processes present and examines how we can design more effective and cohesive safeguarding responses.

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: Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

June

DateLocationTitleType

June

 

Early childhood development: Research and Policy Update 207 June 2018

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

8 June

 Online

Trauma-informed responses in relationship-based practice

A practical understanding of developmental trauma can enable workers to move beyond reactive responses to people's presenting behaviour. In this webinar, Danny Taggart introduces his Frontline Briefing and explains how recognition of adolescents' past experience can play a critical role in supporting the safety, permanency andwellbeing of adolescents and young adults.

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

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

14 June

Newcastle 

Understanding complex safeguarding and responding to different forms of exploitation

What have we learnt from the practice, policy and research focus on child sexual exploitation and how can we apply this learning in responding to issues such as criminal exploitation, 'county lines', modern slavery and radicalisation? This workshop shares innovative multi-agency approaches to complex safeguarding. It explores the challenges that current processes present and examines how we can design more effective and cohesive safeguarding responses.

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: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

14 - 15 June

Leamington Spa 

Risks, rights and the role of the state: Leaders’ Forum

Children’s and Adults’ Services are concerned not only with addressing risk and harm, but also promoting rights and social justice. Leaders seeking to achieve this balancing act may face policy tensions, both within and between Children’s and Adults’ Services and across multi-disciplinary partnerships. Exploring the evidence regarding risk and rights highlights leadership implications for creating a coherent system and raises questions about the role of the state in people’s lives.

Run jointly by Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults, Leaders’ Forum will bring together colleagues from statutory and voluntary sector organisations, policy and academia to discuss the balance between risk-responsiveness and rights-enablement and to explore the role of leaders in creating the conditions required for practitioners to navigate this complex terrain.

Aimed at: Directors, Assistant Directors and strategic managers from Partner organisations across the Research in Practice/Research in Practice for Adults networks.

Image: Leaders' Forum iconLeaders' Forum: Network Event

15 June

 

Deadline for Partners’ Tailored Support requests for delivery between July - September 2018*

Image: Tailored Support iconTailored Support

28 June

London 

Trauma-informed practice

This workshop provides an introduction to the language and theory of trauma-informed practice with practical knowledge and skills development for direct work. It will develop structures for thinking and working with parents, children and young people. The workshop will also consider how presenting behaviours may obscure trauma and how trauma experiences effect engagement between practitioners and families, including vicarious trauma experienced by practitioners. It will provide practical means to develop working approaches in this context.

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

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event 

July

DateLocationTitleType

July

 

Commissioning Care: Research and Policy Update 208 July 2018

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

6 July

Bristol

Building practice through Appreciative Inquiry

Developing strengths-based practice requires us to learn from positive practice and feedback, within a systemic culture that is often more geared to reacting to crisis or 'failure'. This workshop will explore the principles of Appreciative Inquiry, consider how the approach may be applied to direct work and explore models for case discussion and supervision which enable strengths-based reflective practice.

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

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

August

DateLocationTitleType

August

 

Social work assessment and practice: Research and Policy Update 209 August 2018

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

August

 

Transitional safeguarding - adolescence to adulthood

Diverse approaches can be observed between adults’ and children’s safeguarding. These differences present challenges for those seeking to effectively safeguard adolescents into adulthood and young people can feel ill-equipped for the change in practice culture they experience as they become adults. Safeguarding is a field where binary notions of childhood and adulthood have prevailed.

This briefing, jointly produced by Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults, explores how a transitional approach to safeguarding could be developed. It looks at approaches to safeguarding adolescents and young adults fluidly across developmental stages that builds on the best available evidence, learns from both children’s and adults’ safeguarding practice and which prepares young people for their adult lives.

Aimed at: Senior leaders and managers involved in safeguarding children and/or adults, in particular those with responsibility for designing and developing services and leading practice.

Image: Strategic BriefingStrategic Briefing: Publication

August

 

Trauma-informed approaches with young people

An introduction to trauma research for practitioners working with young people whose experiences (either earlier in their childhood and/or presently) may lead to complex traumatic responses across the lifespan.

The briefing is comprised of four sections:

  1. What are the traumatic childhood experiences that adversely affect young people?
  2. What is it like for young people to live with complex trauma and how can practitioners recognise it?
  3. What can we do to support young people with complex trauma?
  4. How can we develop as practitioners to do this work?

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

August

 

Developing and leading trauma-informed practice

This briefing summarises evidence to inform the development of trauma-informed organisational and locality approaches and explains why, through using trauma-informed approaches (TIAs) to re-shape services and practice, we are more likely to be able to engage with people affected by trauma. It includes sections on:

  • Adverse childhood experiences.
  • Trauma and its impact on children, young people and adults.
  • Secondary trauma amongst the workforce.
  • Community-level trauma.
  • Principles of trauma-informed practice.

Aimed at: Leaders of child and family services including Lead Members, Chief Executives, local authority Directors, Safeguarding Board Leads.

Image: Leaders’ Briefing iconLeaders' Briefing: Publication

14 August

 

Deadline for Partners’ Tailored Support requests for delivery between October - December 2018*

Image: Tailored Support iconTailored Support

September

DateLocationTitleType

September

 

Exploitation and vulnerability: Research and Policy Update 210 September 2018

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

11 September

Birmingham

Coaching skills for managers and leaders

This workshop will explore how coaching skills can be used by practice supervisors to support strengths-based practice. It will share evidence from research and practice on the value of coaching approaches in management and supervision, and offer practical skills and tools to use when coaching staff. It will also identify ways in which these skills can be adopted by practitioners in their work with children and families.

Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, and team managers in child and family and youth services.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

12 September

London

Working with children and young people to support positive mental health and wellbeing

This workshop aims to help those working with children and young people in developing the skills required to identify mental health needs and provide support through direct work. Early recognition and support can prevent mental health difficulties escalating and can improve children’s outcomes. The workshop will also explore strategies for making ‘every contact count’ for mental wellbeing.

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

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

19 September

Bristol

Poverty, inequality, neglect: building strategic thinking

Ground-breaking research led by Paul Bywaters is providing clear evidence of systemic inequities - in the scale of funding cuts to Children's Services, in child protection intervention rates and the relationship between poverty, inequality and child neglect.

This workshop, led by two of the core research team, will support strategic thinking, practical learning and action planning informed by this research.

Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, team managers in child and family services.

Image: Tailored Support iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

20 September

Manchester

Poverty, inequality, neglect: building strategic thinking

Ground-breaking research led by Paul Bywaters is providing clear evidence of systemic inequities - in the scale of funding cuts to Children's Services, in child protection intervention rates and the relationship between poverty, inequality and child neglect.

This workshop, led by two of the core research team, will support strategic thinking, practical learning and action planning informed by this research.

Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, team managers in child and family services.

Image: Tailored Support iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

26 September

London

Building practice through Appreciative Inquiry

Developing strengths-based practice requires us to learn from positive practice and feedback, within a systemic culture that is often more geared to reacting to crisis or 'failure'. This workshop will explore the principles of Appreciative Inquiry, consider how the approach may be applied to direct work and explore models for case discussion and supervision which enable strengths-based reflective practice.

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

Image: Tailored Support iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

October

DateLocationTitleType

October

 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND): Research and Policy Update 211 October 2018

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

3 October

London 

Coaching skills for managers and leaders

This workshop will explore how coaching skills can be used by practice supervisors to support strengths-based practice. It will share evidence from research and practice on the value of coaching approaches in management and supervision, and offer practical skills and tools to use when coaching staff. It will also identify ways in which these skills can be adopted by practitioners in their work with children and families.

Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, and team managers in child and family and youth services. 

Image: Tailored Support iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

9 October

York 

Trauma-informed practice

This workshop provides an introduction to the language and theory of trauma-informed practice with practical knowledge and skills development for direct work. It will develop structures for thinking and working with parents, children and young people. The workshop will also consider how presenting behaviours may obscure trauma and how trauma experiences effect engagement between practitioners and families, including vicarious trauma experienced by practitioners. It will provide practical means to develop working approaches in this context.

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

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event 

11 October

Birmingham

Working with children and young people to support positive mental health and wellbeing

This workshop aims to help those working with children and young people in developing the skills required to identify mental health needs and provide support through direct work. Early recognition and support can prevent mental health difficulties escalating and can improve children’s outcomes. The workshop will also explore strategies for making ‘every contact count’ for mental wellbeing.

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

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

25 October

Online

Complex safeguarding: understanding and responding to different forms of exploitation of children and adolescents

What have we learnt from the practice, policy and research focus on child sexual exploitation and how can we apply this learning in responding to issues such as criminal exploitation, 'county lines', modern slavery and radicalisation? This webinar presents key messages on innovative multi-agency approaches to complex safeguarding.

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: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

November

DateLocationTitleType

November

 

Youth Justice and secure settings: Research and Policy Update 212 November 2018

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

6 November

London 

Poverty, inequality, neglect: building strategic thinking

Ground-breaking research led by Paul Bywaters is providing clear evidence of systemic inequities - in the scale of funding cuts to Children's Services, in child protection intervention rates and the relationship between poverty, inequality and child neglect.

This workshop, led by two of the core research team, will support strategic thinking, practical learning and action planning informed by this research.

Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, team managers in child and family services. 

Image: Tailored Support iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event 

7 November

York

Poverty, inequality, neglect: building strategic thinking

Ground-breaking research led by Paul Bywaters is providing clear evidence of systemic inequities - in the scale of funding cuts to Children's Services, in child protection intervention rates and the relationship between poverty, inequality and child neglect.

This workshop, led by two of the core research team, will support strategic thinking, practical learning and action planning informed by this research.

Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, team managers in child and family services.

Image: Tailored Support iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

8 November

Bristol

Working with children and young people to support positive mental health and wellbeing

This workshop aims to help those working with children and young people in developing the skills required to identify mental health needs and provide support through direct work. Early recognition and support can prevent mental health difficulties escalating and can improve children’s outcomes. The workshop will also explore strategies for making ‘every contact count’ for mental wellbeing.

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

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

8 November

Leamington Spa

Link Officers' Annual Meeting

Join us at this year’s Link Officers’ Annual Meeting (LOAM). This popular event is a unique opportunity for Partners to share practice, discuss emerging sector issues and learn from one another.

The theme for LOAM this year is understanding practice models. In recent years the sector has focused increasing attention to the cultures, frameworks and systems in which social work takes place. What is (and what is not) a model of practice? What difference does it make to implement a shared framework across an organisation of locality? We will explore the evidence and share experiences in designing, implementing and working with a range of current models.

If you would like to showcase the development or implementation of a practice model in your organisation, please speak to your Account Manager.

There will also be opportunities to:

  • Attend a support session for new Link Officers, an invaluable session if you have recently taken on the role. Account Managers will recommend how best to promote Research in Practice within your organisation and give advice on the Link Officer role.
  • Hear the latest developments from Research in Practice.
  • Network with other Link Officers from across the Partnership network.

Aimed at: All Link Officers across the Research in Practice network.

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

15 November

Preston

Understanding complex safeguarding and responding to different forms of exploitation

What lessons have we learnt from responding to child sexual exploitation and how can we apply these in our response to criminal exploitation, modern slavery and radicalisation? Exploring what complex safeguarding is, this workshop is for strategic leads, service managers, team managers and practice leads. It examines multi-agency approaches to various forms of exploitation, what challenges exist within our current processes and how we can design a more effective and cohesive response for children and families.

Aimed at: Strategic leads, service managers/heads of service, team managers and practice leads.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

21 November

Bristol 

Trauma-informed practice

This workshop provides an introduction to the language and theory of trauma-informed practice with practical knowledge and skills development for direct work. It will develop structures for thinking and working with parents, children and young people. The workshop will also consider how presenting behaviours may obscure trauma and how trauma experiences effect engagement between practitioners and families, including vicarious trauma experienced by practitioners. It will provide practical means to develop working approaches in this context.

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

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event 

28 November

Peterborough

Understanding complex safeguarding and responding to different forms of exploitation

What lessons have we learnt from responding to child sexual exploitation and how can we apply these in our response to criminal exploitation, modern slavery and radicalisation? Exploring what complex safeguarding is, this workshop is for strategic leads, service managers, team managers and practice leads. It examines multi-agency approaches to various forms of exploitation, what challenges exist within our current processes and how we can design a more effective and cohesive response for children and families.

Aimed at: Strategic leads, service managers/heads of service, team managers and practice leads.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

29 November

London

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

30 November

 

Deadline for Partners’ Tailored Support requests for delivery between January - March 2019*

Image: Tailored Support iconTailored Support

December

DateLocationTitleType

December

 

Most read RiP summaries: Research and Policy Update 213 December 2018

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

December

 

Leading strengths-based practice frameworks

The purpose of this briefing is to explore how leadership activity and organisational cultures and structures affect the ability of practitioners to adopt and use strengths-based approaches. It provides an introduction to the theoretical underpinning and practical application of strengths-based approaches, explores messages from research and highlights issues leaders need to consider in relation to:

  • How organisational culture and climate affect practice.
  • Implementing changes and the adoption of new approaches.
  • Sustaining change through ongoing learning and development.
Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, team managers in children’s and youth services.

Image: Strategic Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication

December

 

Defragmenting CAMHS - commissioning the children and young people’s mental health system

This briefing, developed in partnership with NHS Clinical Commissioners, is aimed at those involved in the commissioning of mental health services and support for children and young people.

At a time of renewed government focus on children’s mental health and wellbeing, the new commissioning landscape offers opportunities to move towards sustainable change. By utilising new service models such as integrated care systems and engaging local partners in collaborative place-based commissioning, commissioners can take a strategic approach to driving change across the children and young people’s mental health system.

Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, team managers in children’s and youth services.

Image: Strategic Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication

December

 

Edge of Care Cost Calculator

In 2017 a Research in Practice Change Project, conducted with Partners from 19 local authorities in England, explored the development of a tool for calculating the financial costs of delivering services for young people who are on the ‘edge of care’.

Over the course of the project, local authority participants highlighted the diversity of approaches being taken to support young people deemed to be on the edge of care and informed our thinking on how a cost calculator tool might function effectively across such a variety of service activity. This report aims to capture the learning from the project and make recommendations.

Aimed at: Service, finance and performance managers and those responsible for commissioning services, including Lead Members, councillors and Directors of Children’s Services.

Image: Publication iconChange Project Report (online): Publication

December

 

Coercive control: Impacts on children and young people in the family environment

It is recognised that coercive control is a key feature of abusive relationships. It is therefore essential that the conceptualisation of coercive control and the impact it has on the whole family is recognised and understood.

This review, written by SafeLives – a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse for good – is concerned in particular with coercive and controlling behaviour within the context of public and private law proceedings. It includes three main sections:
  • About domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour.
  • The impact of coercive and controlling behaviour on the family.
  • Coercive and controlling behaviour, child contact and court.
Aimed at: All social care practitioners, commissioners and anyone working in this field who wants to understand the broader picture.

Image: Publication iconLiterature Review: Publication

December

 

Social media, digital professionalism and CPD

Understanding social work professional identity in the context of digital and online social engagement is a developing field that is emerging alongside technologies that are becoming increasingly embedded in our lives. This briefing offers ideas and suggestions to help:
  • Social work managers think about organisational approaches to digital professionalism in their workforce.
  • Practitioners when creating or maintaining social media accounts and an online identity and presence.
Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, team managers in children’s and youth services.

Image: Strategic Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication

January

DateLocationTitleType

January

 

Topic TBC: Research and Policy Update 214 January 2019

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

16 January

Manchester

 

Building practice through Appreciative Inquiry

Developing strengths-based practice requires us to learn from positive practice and feedback, within a systemic culture that is often more geared to reacting to crisis or 'failure'. This workshop will explore the principles of Appreciative Inquiry, consider how the approach may be applied to direct work and explore models for case discussion and supervision which enable strengths-based reflective practice.

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

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event 

22 January

Birmingham 

Trauma-informed practice

This workshop provides an introduction to the language and theory of trauma-informed practice with practical knowledge and skills development for direct work. It will develop structures for thinking and working with parents, children and young people. The workshop will also consider how presenting behaviours may obscure trauma and how trauma experiences effect engagement between practitioners and families, including vicarious trauma experienced by practitioners. It will provide practical means to develop working approaches in this context.

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

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event 

23 January

Online

Transitions – supporting young people in transition to reach positive outcomes in adulthood

The differing legal frameworks governing Children’s and Adults’ Services, combined with the range of services involved in supporting young people in transition, can create challenges for practitioners in providing joined up support for young people.

Drawing on innovative practice from Preparing for Adulthood, funded by the Department for Education, this Webinar examines the challenges and opportunities in supporting young people to develop the skills they need to be successful in adult life.

Aimed at: Frontline staff

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

24 January

Manchester

Coaching skills for managers and leaders

This workshop will explore how coaching skills can be used by practice supervisors to support strengths-based practice. It will share evidence from research and practice on the value of coaching approaches in management and supervision, and offer practical skills and tools to use when coaching staff. It will also identify ways in which these skills can be adopted by practitioners in their work with children and families.

Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, team managers in child and family and youth services.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

30 January

York

Coaching skills for managers and leaders

This workshop will explore how coaching skills can be used by practice supervisors to support strengths-based practice. It will share evidence from research and practice on the value of coaching approaches in management and supervision, and offer practical skills and tools to use when coaching staff. It will also identify ways in which these skills can be adopted by practitioners in their work with children and families.

Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, team managers in child and family and youth services.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

February

DateLocationTitleType

February

 

Topic TBC: Research and Policy Update 215 February 2019

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

5 February

Birmingham

 

Building practice through Appreciative Inquiry

Developing strengths-based practice requires us to learn from positive practice and feedback, within a systemic culture that is often more geared to reacting to crisis or 'failure'. This workshop will explore the principles of Appreciative Inquiry, consider how the approach may be applied to direct work and explore models for case discussion and supervision which enable strengths-based reflective practice.

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

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

7 February

Leicester

 

Building practice supervision in learning organisations: Partnership Conference

Supervision is a cornerstone of professional development and practice improvement. Supervision allows practitioners and their managers to reflect on practice, learn from experiences and it can provide encouragement, support and help build emotional resilience.

At this year’s Partnership Conference we will explore learning from new initiatives, including emerging programmes of research and innovation in supervision practice across Children’s Services.

Aimed at: Principal Social Workers, all staff with supervisory responsibilities across early help, targeted support, fostering and statutory services with children and families.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconPartnership Conference: Network Event

March

DateLocationTitleType

March

 

Topic TBC: Research and Policy Update 216 March 2019

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

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

March

 

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

March

 

Working with neglect and deprivation

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

March

 

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

March

 

TIPPS (Trauma-informed Practice in Primary Schools)

Image: Strategic Briefing iconProject Briefing: Publication

April

DateLocationTitleType

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: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

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

* All Tailored Support for 2018-19 MUST be booked and confirmed by 30 November 2018.

 

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