Working with Parents: breaking down barriers to engagement

10/10/2023 14:15 - 15:15

This session focuses on the key aspects of participation, co-production, and relationship-based intensive work in family and children's services. Attendees will gain valuable insights from the experiences and initiatives of Wiltshire Council's Child Youth and Family Voice Team, Dad's Matters Too and Born into Care Project.

Through presentations and interactive discussions, participants will understand the importance of involving people with lived experience in decision-making processes and the positive outcomes that can be achieved through relationship-based approaches.

This session will be recorded and later released as a podcast episode, fostering active engagement and deeper understanding of the topics discussed. Additionally, a question and answer session will allow attendees to seek clarification, exchange experiences, and gain practical insights from speakers and fellow participants

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the importance of participation and co-production in family and children's services.
  • Recognise the transformative power of relationship-based intensive work.
  • Gain insights into the challenges faced by dad in social care and the role of a relationship-based approach in supporting them.
  • Learning from those with lived experience of receiving support

Workshop hosted by 

Helen Tubb, assistant team manager – Projects Families and Children’s service, Wiltshire Council

Joe Sutton, child and youth voice team manager, Wiltshire Council

Ceri Evans, senior family keyworker, Wiltshire Council

Anonymous father, mother and young people