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New Early Help Training Workshops coming soon!

 Early Help Advice, Guidance, & Support training can be booked HERE

There are three strands of training; these are Awareness, Practitioner Core, and Additional. We have designed our offer in this way to reflect training that is relevant for different Early Help partners in our community and for those directly supporting families. The details are as follows:

Awareness Training Modules

Introductory learning courses to offer an understanding of the subject matter

 Awareness training modules offer an overview of Early Help and support as well as introducing further training available.  Training courses in this area suitable for people indirectly working with families as well as practitioners directly working with families who will be going on to further training modules. These are introductory learning courses to offer an understanding of the subject matter.

Current courses include :

  • Early Help awareness

An introduction to Early Help in Gloucestershire.

Participants will gain an understanding of what Early Help for Children & Families in Gloucestershire is; awareness of who forms the Early Help Partnership; gain an overview of the tools & funding used to support children & families; and know where to gain advice, guidance, and support for children & families.


  • Reducing Parental Conflict: An Awarenes

Understanding Parental Conflict and Its Impact on Childrens Outcomes.

Providing Practitioners with the knowledge to underpin practice. This introductory workshop explores the evidence base and the impact of parental conflict on outcomes for children.


Practitioner Core Skills Training Modules

These are subject specific training courses designed to support direct work with children & families. This is integral learning for practitioners.

Practitioner Core training modules have been identified and developed for practitioners directly working with children, young people, parents and carers. The modules have a focus on a particular area of Early Help and link together to improve a learners practice.

 Current courses include :

  • The Graduated Pathway Of Early Help & Supporting Children & Families

 Using Gloucestershire’s Graduated Pathway of Early Help and Support to make a difference for Children & Families.

Participants will gain an understanding of Informed Consent in Early Help support; learn how to use Gloucestershire’s Graduated Pathway to support children & families; understand Gloucestershire’s Levels of Intervention and how to use them to inform our response; the importance of working together with other agencies and professionals; understand the role of the Lead Practitioner; and escalating concerns within the pathway.


  • Assessment & Analysis: Making use of Information

 Gathering and making sense of information with children & families.

Participants will gain an understanding of how to gather information and what that means for children & families.

Participants will be able to complete good quality assessments in conjunction with partners; and to make sense of this to produce a robust, strength-based analysis reflecting the families’ situation that inform the actions needed to make improve outcomes.


  • Team Around the Family (TAF) Meetings

How to plan, prepare, deliver, and develop robust Team Around the Family meetings which support families to explore their lived experiences.

Getting the most from multi-agency meetings; facilitating in-person, virtual or hybrid TAF meetings; managing conflict and acrimonious relationships; keeping the child at the centre of the process; identifying disguised compliance; and offering high support / high challenge.


  • Writing & Reviewing a My Plan

 Creating a simple, meaningful plan to support children & families to make and maintain sustained change.

Participants will be able to write a Plan which identifies needs and achievable outcomes when supporting children & families; including single or multi-agency involvements; understand how Needs, SMART Outcomes, Actions, and Resources form a Plan; identify sustainable Resources; and to facilitate a Review process that identifies progress for children & families.


  • Resources and Tools to Support Holistic Work with Children & Families.

Participants will learn a variety of ways to gather the Voice of the Child and keep the children’s views at the centre of the helping process; understand how making use of tools (e.g. DASH forms, Genogram, Chronologies etc) will enhance their work to gather information to inform assessments and plans; explore creative ways of meeting need; and commissioning bespoke services to support children and families obtain positive outcomes.


 Additional Training Modules

Learning courses to support and further develop professional practice

Additional training modules that have been identified as valuable for further practice development and to enhance a Practitioners repertoire of skills and resources.

Current courses include :

  • Reducing Parental Conflict Practitioner Training

Recognising and Supporting Parents in Parental Conflict & Working with Parents in Conflict.

Focusing on the causes of parental conflict, this workshop equips Practitioners with the skills to work with parents to identify and explore relationship conflict

This skills-based workshop introduces a series of tools that can be used to work with parents, encouraging behaviour change and promoting positive communication that will reduce parental conflict.

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