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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

TBC

 

Film: Strength-based approaches

Image: Film iconFilm

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

May

 

Transitional safeguarding from adolescence to adulthood

While increased focus on transitions is evident in SEND services, mental health provision and care-leavers’ support, safeguarding remains an area where Children’s and Adults’ Services operate separately. Drawing on research and innovative practice, this Strategic Briefing examines integrated and multi-agency approaches to safeguarding young people into adulthood, and considers how we can design an effective, fluid and transitional safeguarding response for adolescents and younger adults.

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 Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication

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 and wellbeing 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

June

 

Trauma-informed responses in relationship-based practice

Understanding developmental trauma can support us to build practice beyond reactive responses. This briefing introduces theory and research on developmental trauma. It includes practical suggestions on understanding adolescents' past experience and sets out how recognition of these issues can play a critical role in meeting goals for the safety, permanency and wellbeing of adolescents and young adults.

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

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

June

 

Developing and leading trauma-informed practice systems

Building trauma-informed practice systems requires leaders to shape local policy and organisational culture in order to enable workers’ practice approaches. This briefing presents evidence on leading systems development, with particular attention to protecting children, young people and families from re-traumatising experiences and workers from ‘vicarious trauma’ in the course of their work.

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

June

 

System redesign: a child-centred strategy for mental health

Early access to flexible and effective mental health support will help secure better outcomes for children and young people. Effective commissioning of services in this area requires good local data and meaningful involvement of children and young people while building on existing good practice. This Strategic Briefing provides an overview of the key issues in improving mental health provision.

Aimed at: Senior leaders, Clinical Commissioning Group members, commissioners, and Assistant Directors.

Image: Strategic Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication

15 June

 

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

Image: Tailored Support iconTailored Support

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

 

Topic TBC: Research and Policy Update 209 August 2018

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

TBC

Bristol 

Trauma-informed 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 

TBC

Birmingham 

Trauma-informed 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 

TBC

London 

Trauma-informed 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 

TBC

York 

Trauma-informed 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 

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

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

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

November

TBC

Link Officers' Annual Meeting

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

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

November

 

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

November

 

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

November

 

Implementing strengths-based approaches in practice systems and across organisations

This Strategic Briefing sets out evidence to support the development of organisational leadership of strengths-based practice. The briefing explores how approaches to management and supervision, local processes andorganisational contexts affect practitioners' ability to work with families’ strengths, and how to promote a strengths-based culture for practice.

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

Image: Strategic Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication

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

5 December

 Online

Working with neglect and deprivation

Informed by a commitment to ethical child and family practice, this webinar introduces the Frontline Briefing on working with neglect and deprivation. Polly Baynes highlights key messages from the briefing and explores practical strategies for applying this knowledge in direct work with children, young people and families.

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

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

TBC

Online

Young people’s views of mental health support

As local areas develop strategies to improve mental health support for children and young people, it is essential that their experiences, views and wishes guide the design and delivery of services. This Podcast explores the experiences of young people from different backgrounds as they make decisions on accessing help and support.

Aimed at: Corporate parents, Assistant Directors, commissioners, and future virtual mental health leads.

Image: Podcast iconPodcast

TBC

TBC

Working with children and young people to support positive mental health and wellbeing: making every visit count

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

TBC

TBC

Working with children and young people to support positive mental health and wellbeing: making every visit count

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

TBC

Peterborough

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

TBC

Preston

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

January

DateLocationTitleType

January

 

Topic TBC: Research and Policy Update 214 January 2019

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

January

Online

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

In this Podcast, Alice and Damian draw upon their experience delivering the Research Messages Workshop on this topic to discuss what complex safeguarding is and what practitioners need to know about working in this multi-agency environment.

Aimed at: All those working within Children's Services.

Image: Podcast iconPodcast

January

Online

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

The differing legal frameworks governing children and adult 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 funded by the Department for Education from the Preparing for Adulthood demonstration sites, this webinar examines the challenges and opportunities in supporting young people to develop the skills they need to be successful in adult life.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

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 

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

February

 

Care and support later in life: a transition

Transitions can occur at all stages of life. The transition from being independent, needing no care and support, or from having no professionals in your life to having professional involvement, can feel very difficult.

Aimed at: Practitioners.

Image: Frontline Briefing iconFrontline Briefing: Publication

March

DateLocationTitleType

March

 

Topic TBC: Research and Policy Update 216 March 2019

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

March

 

Complex and contextual safeguarding in response to exploitation of children and adolescents

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

TBC

TBC

Working with children and young people to support positive mental health and wellbeing: making every visit count

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

TBC

TBC

Working with children and young people to support positive mental health and wellbeing: making every visit count

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

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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