Table of contents

Section 1: Setting up a service – Messages from research, understanding local need and local provision, getting going

Exercise 1: Setting the scene: A journey through current provision, using a case study

Presentations: Introductions to the research findings from Lancaster University

    • ‘Birth mothers and recurrent care proceedings’
    • Film 1: ‘Turning Points: Birth mothers and journeys to change’

Key points from the Vulnerable Birth Mothers and Recurrent Care Proceedings study

Identifying local need

         Exercise 2: Identifying local need

Tips from Practice: Collecting evidence of local need

Tips from Practice: Collecting baseline data

Exercise 3: Mapping of services

What might a local service look like?

Exercise 4: Developing your service

Tips from Practice: Developing your service

Tips from Practice: Getting going – taking the next steps 


Section 2: Setting up a service: Evaluation and cost benefits

Why evaluation is important: Key points to consider

Presentation: ‘Key points about evaluation’

Learning from recent evaluations

Presentation: ‘Evaluating local services to reduce recurrent care – Examples of two approaches’

Presentation: ‘Outcomes and how to measure them’

Exercise 5: Outcomes and how they might be measured

         Outcomes: Prompts for discussion

Value for money, cost-effectiveness and cost benefits

Exercise 6: Costs, cost-effectiveness and cost benefits

Exercise 7: Review your service model

Key points from this section


Section 3: Workforce development: Reconceptualising ‘non-engagement’ – attachment and complex trauma and its impact; trauma-informed approaches to service design and direct practice

Learning Module 1: Reconceptualising non-engagement (attachment)

Film 2: ‘Reconceptualising non-engagement in the context of recurrent care proceedings’

Film 3: ‘Attachment and social work practice: Part One’

Film 4: ‘Attachment and social work practice: Part Two, The Strange Situation test’

Film 5: ‘Attachment and social work practice: Part 3, Applying attachment theory to understanding “non-engagement”’

Exercise 8: Understanding non-engagement and attachment through a case study

Learning Module 2: Reconceptualising non-engagement (complex trauma)

Film 6:  ‘Explaining complex trauma and its impact on families’

Exercise 9: Understanding non-engagement and complex trauma through a case study

Learning Module 3: Trauma-informed approaches in recurrent care

Film 7: ‘Trauma-informed approaches in recurrent care services’

Exercise 10: Thinking about trauma-informed approaches in your work

Tips from Practice: Key lessons for setting up and/or developing your service


Section 4: Workforce development – Understanding complex grief and the impact on mothers of removal at birth

Learning Module 4: An overview of research, policy and law in relation to removal at birth

Film 8: ‘Removal at birth: Women’s perspectives from the Vulnerable Birth Mothers and Recurrent Care Proceedings study’

Film 9: ‘Removal of infants at birth’

Film 10: ‘Understanding loss and grief in the context of recurrent care proceedings’

Exercise 11: Removal at birth - reviewing local practice

Learning module 5: The experiences of birth mothers whose babies are removed at birth

Film 11: ‘What can midwives learn from ‘women like me?’ Stories from mothers whose babies have been removed at birth’

Exercise 12: Understanding the impact of removal at birth

Learning module 6: Supporting isolated women in the perinatal period

Film 12: ‘Supporting mothers having babies removed at birth’

Exercise 13: Consolidating your learning to optimise your service

Tips from Practice: Key messages for developing your service – Training and practice issues


Section 5: Setting up a service: Learning from other recurrent care services – 13 case studies

Tips from Practice: Learning from other recurrent care services

Brighton and Hove: Looking Forward

Cambridge: SPACE

Coventry: Early FDAC

Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster: Action for Change

Leeds: Futures

Midlands: Breaking the Cycle, After Adoption

Salford: Strengthening Families

South London: Securing Change

Stockport: COMMA

Suffolk: Positive Choices and Mpower

Wales: Barnardo’s Reflect

National: Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC)

National: Pause


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