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Free Supporting Families Training for all Professionals in Nottingham City

The Supporting Families Team are offering all professionals who work with babies, children, young people and families in Nottingham City a free two day training course to develop skills in whole family support.

The dates of our next training sessions are outlined below:

22nd & 23rd April 2024 Loxley House, Station Road, Nottingham. NG2 3NG 9.45 am – 4.30 pm

13th & 14th May 2024 Southglade Family Hub (Access Centre), Southglade Rd, Nottingham NG5 5GU 9.45 am – 4.30 pm

11th & 12th June 2024 Southglade Family Hub (Access Centre), Southglade Rd, Nottingham NG5 5GU 9.45 am – 4.30 pm

1st & 2nd July 2024 Southglade Family Hub (Access Centre), Southglade Rd, Nottingham NG5 5GU 9.45 am – 4.30 am

To sign up please complete the Supporting Families Training Booking Form at the bottom of this page and email it to [email protected]

Or contact us via the above email address for more information

How we support professionals through the Supporting Families program

The Supporting Families Accredited Practitioners are a team from a multi-agency background who offer support to Lead Professionals and organisations who are supporting families in a whole family model, they play a critical role in helping colleagues navigate support services available and unblock any challenges within their own organisations, they are a pivotal role in supporting the Early Help partnership and the effective effort of the multi-agency teams.  Some of the key contributions and responsibilities can include the following:-

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to partnership Lead Professionals, offering guidance and expertise in managing cases.

  • When case supervision is not readily available within an organisation, the Supporting Families Accredited Practitioners can help to support this.

  • In cases where colleagues lack confidence or experience in chairing multi-agency meetings the Supporting Families Accredited Practitioner will support the development by role modelling

  • With a multi-agency team of professionals within the Supporting Families Team from   a wide range of services, this facilitate the sharing of knowledge, support services available.

  • Provide a role in ensuring that quality assurance is consistent and informs learning and development.

  • Will champion the use of Liquid Logic case management system.

The Lead Professional or practitioner plays a vital role in ensuring that children, young people and families receive the coordinated support they need to thrive and overcome challenges.  The Lead Professional contributes significantly to the success of the multi-agency effort. The Lead Professional is the person who has the best relationship with the child, young person and family to carry out the Assessment, develop a Plan of support and coordinate a multi-agency response.  The Lead Professional will have professional curiosity, able to communicate effectively across services and with the family, advocate for the best interests of the children, young person and family.  The Lead Professional will have the ability to empathise with families from diverse backgrounds and learning needs and understand their unique needs and cultural considerations is crucial.

For more information please call the number below 

Supporting Families Team

Supporting Families Team