Empowering the workforce to support our families in the City using a "Whole Family Approach"

This event is a series of sessions over one week period open to everyone who works within the Childrens and Vulnerable Adults Workforce in the City of Nottingham. The objectives of the event are to:

  • Develop the workforces understanding of how a Whole Family Approach can strengthen and building resilience within Families
  • Increase awareness and engagement in the Priority Families programme with the city workforce
  • Provide an opportunity for the workforce to build networks within the city to support multi agency working

Please find below the list of sessions that are on offer - click on the title to find out more information and details of how to book.

Key: NCC= Nottingham City Council

Title/Speaker

Session Description

Dates & Time

Audience

Opening Seminar - Whole Family Approach for our City Workforce

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Facilitators:

Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention & Early Years, Alison Michalska, Corporate Director Children and Adults and Michelle Battlemuch, Small Steps Big Changes, A Better Start Nottingham

Session Objectives:

  • Welcome to the start of the ECM week
  • Raise awareness of how we are supporting our families in the City
  • Explore how the whole family approach fits with existing organisations strategic aims and objectives

20 June

09.30-11.00am

City Centre Venue

Aimed at Leaders and Managers of Children's Workforce, however, open to all levels of practitioner

     

Engaging with families resistant to change

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Facilitators:

Paul Martin, Team Manager Family Intervention Project and Angie Buggy, Senior Practitioner Family Intervention Project, NCC

Session Overview:

Explore ways that workers can assess a family's motivation and capacity to change.

Explore tools and techniques for workers to use to engage families that are resistant

Session Objectives:

  • Understanding the cycle of change when working with families
  • The use of Empowerment and Sanctions when working with Families
  • The use of relationships and motivation when working with families

21 June

09.30 - 11.30am

City Centre Venue

Children and families frontline case holding staff

Parents and Professionals Working Together to Shape Services for Children

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Facilitators:

Chris Wallbanks, Strategic Commissioning Manager (Children), NCC, Michelle Battlemuch, Small Steps Big Changes, A Better Start Nottingham plus more facilitators coming soon

Session Overview:

This session will be led by parents and professionals to understand how they are working together to reshape services for 0 - 5 year olds.

Session Objectives:

  • To understand how Nottingham families and the workforce are shaping local services for Children
  • To look at Family Mentors: The first small steps
  • To hear a parents perspective

21 June 2016

12.00-1.30pm

Children and families workforce

The BEMH Pathway; an integrated response to complex behaviours in children/ young people"

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Facilitators

Marijke de Groot, Project Lead/ Specialist nurse Nottingham CityCare and Melanie Taylor, CBT therapist/ team manager CAMHS Tier 2/ Project Lead- Behavioural and emotional Health, NCC

Session Overview: Understanding of difficult behaviour in children and how this effects families. How to access our services.

Session Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of the effect of children's difficult behaviour on their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Increase understanding of the Behavioural, Emotional and Mental Health Pathway and which agencies are working together in the Pathway
  • How to refer into the Pathway and what do we have to offer

BEMH= Behavioural Emotional and Mental Health Pathway

21 June

2.00- 3.30pm

Children's and Families Workforce

Identifying and Working with Priority Families

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Facilitators:

Carla Middleton, Priority Families Accredited Practitioner and Candiss Wapples, CAMHS Practitioner, NCC

Session Overview: This session is an opportunity to develop an understanding of the Priority families Programme and how families are identified and cases supervised.

Session Objectives:

  • How to identify a Priority Family within the Family Support Pathway
  • Understanding how to work with a Priority Family so it's proportionate to their level of need.
  • How to lead a Multi-agency team around the family
  • How to measure success with a family

22 June

09.30-12.00pm

City Centre Venue

Children's and Families Workforce

Supporting Families into Work

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Welfare Changes Document 

Facilitators:

Katy Pearson, Rob Harrod and Monica Bryce, Priority Families Employment Advisors, Nottingham City Council

Session Overview:

To raise awareness of support available to tackle Worklessness within Families experiencing multiple barriers and show that "Work Pays".

Session Objectives:

  • To gain an understanding of the upcoming changes to welfare and benefits
  • To highlight common issues family members face when trying to move closer or into employment
  • To look at solutions to overcome these issues

23 June

9.30am - 12.00pm

City Centre Venue

Anyone who works directly or indirectly with families with adults of working age or with young people who are NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) or in danger of becoming NEET.

The Case for a Holistic Family Approach

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Facilitators:

Mark Ball, Edge of Care Hub Manager and Sebrina Turner MST CAN Supervisor, NCC

Session Overview:

To promote the benefits of a whole family approach. To increase awareness of the menu of services offered within Nottingham City Council to reduce the risk of out of home placements, improve family functioning and increase future access to universal services.

Session Objectives:

  • Promote the benefits of working with families by identifying the needs of the whole family and thinking about how best to meet those needs and in what order
  • Explore ways of incorporating these approaches into everyday working
  • Share case examples of all services in practice and how this worked for the family
  • To illustrate the benefits of working with the family as a whole as opposed to working with just the parents, or just the child
  • To recognise that we must capture the child's voice, but illustrate how this is impotent without supporting the parents to change
  • Provide an overview of the referral criteria for each of the different interventions offered at the edge of the care and increase awareness of the referral pathway for each intervention (Edge of Care Hub, Multisystemic therapy and Targeted Support Team).

23 June

1.30pm - 3.30pm

City Centre Venue

Children's and Families Workforce

Improving outcomes in schools by working with the whole family approach

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Facilitators:

Vic Raynor, DSL Nottingham Bluecoat Academy, Alana Watson, DSL, Djanogly City Academy and Nicky Dawson Priority Families Co-ordinator Nottingham City Council

Session Overview:

Working with colleagues from schools to further develop a "whole family" approach to supporting children and young people. Consider what effective practice looks like and identify the benefits and challenges to this way of working.

Session Objectives:

  • Understand the whole family approach
  • Find out about how the approach works in practice in a school setting
  • Identify the benefits and challenges of this model
  • Consider a whole family approach to employability

24 June

08.30-10.00am

Venue confirmed on request

School/Academy

colleagues working with vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people and their families

The Changing Face of Youth Justice: Everyone's Business

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Facilitators:

Wilf Fearon, Team Manager, Youth Offending Team, NCC

Session Overview: This interactive session will cover how the prevention and reduction of offending by Young People is a Partnership responsibility. It will include how a whole family approach is an effective mechanism to meet this priority.

Session Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of Youth Justice System and the interface with Partners in the City.
  • Explain how a whole family approach is used to prevent and reduce Youth Crime.
  • Explore how restorative approaches are integral to Youth Justice and reduce family conflict
  • Discuss the Key Priorities in the Nottingham Youth Justice Plan including PREVENT; Ending gang & Youth Violence and Improving Health Outcomes

24 June

10.30am- 12.30pm

City Centre Venue

Children's and Adults Workforce

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact lisa.hazell@nottinghamcity.gov.uk