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Family support process core training

About the core training

Our training gives professionals the knowledge:

  • To carry out the family support process assessment
  • To carry out the family support delivery plan
  • To lead, support and participate in family support meetings

Exercises and activities take place throughout the day to create confidence in the process.  We use the Signs of Safety model and maintain a child focused approach in our work. 

What does the training cover?

  • Introduction to the family support process and how the process is used to support families
  • An overview of Working Together 2018, information sharing and consent and other relevant legislation and guidance
  • How to support children and families with a family support process and early help assessment and planning
  • Discussing and reviewing thresholds of safeguarding for children and young people 
  • Support to understand how early help partners can work together to ensure children receive the right support, at the right time, for the right duration

Who should attend?

The training is suitable for staff who work with children and young people aged 0-18 years, or those who work with adults who have children.  It is a multi-agency training course and is open to all agencies and services in Norfolk. It is a good opportunity to network and gain knowledge on services in Norfolk. 

We recommend that at least one worker from your agency attend, even if you have previously attended either common assessment framework or family support process training.  This is because the family support process now incorporates the Signs of Safety approach. 

Course length and cost

The core training is a full day course from 9.15am-4.30pm, except where stated. The course is free, however if you need supply cover your agency will need to fund this.

Course dates and locations

Norwich Locality

  • Thursday 19 September 2019 9am-5pm (County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich)
  • Friday 22 November 2019 9am-5pm (County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich)

Breckland locality

  • 4 July 2019, 9.30am-4.30pm, Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham NR19 1EE

Broadland locality

  • 27 November 2019

(All of the above Broadland locality courses will be held in the Trafford Room at Broadland District Council offices, Norwich between 9.30am and 4pm.)

East (Great Yarmouth) locality

  • 31 October 2019

(All of the above East locality courses will be held in Bridgeview Room, Havenbridge House, Great Yarmouth between 9.30am and 4pm.)

North locality

  • 19 September 2019

(All of the above North locality courses will be held at Stalham Academy, Old Yarmouth Rd, Stalham, Norwich NR12 9PS between 9.30am and 4pm)

South locality

  • Thursday, 4 July 2019
  • Monday, 7 October 2019
  • Tuesday, 3 December 2019

(All of the above South locality courses will be held between 9.15am and 4.30pm at the Colman and Cavell Room, South Norfolk Council, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2EX.)

West locality 

  • Friday 4 October 2019
  • Thursday 28 November 2019
  • Wednesday 29 January 2020
  • Tuesday 24 March 2020
  • Thursday 7 May 2020
  • Friday 26 June 2020

Training will take place at the North Lynn Fire Station, Kilhams Way, King's Lynn, PE30 2HY between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

How to book training

Complete a booking form

and return it by email to the locality where you have requested the training. The contact details are on the booking form.

Please note:

  • Without a booking form we will be unable to book you onto the training 
  • In order to keep our database accurate, ensure that all the fields on the booking form are completed
  • Do not put more than one delegate on a form

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so return your form promptly to avoid disappointment.  You will receive confirmation of your place by email. If you want any further information, please contact the relevant locality.

Cancellation policy

Although the course is free to delegates, there is a cost implication for us if people don't attend.

Please ensure that you advise us at least seven working days in advance if you cannot attend.  All cancellations and non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances, which are made within seven working days of the start of the course will incur a cancellation fee of £50 per person.  If you are unable to attend the training, you must contact the relevant locality in writing to cancel your place.

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