Traditional children in need processes can often feel alien to families, rather than a way of helping them improve children’s lives.
Following a review, led by practitioners, Essex County Council introduced a new approach to children in need in 2019 by putting families at the centre.
This culture shift has involved practitioners co-writing plans with families, stripping out jargon, so the plan is something families recognise and can feel ownership of. The feedback so far, from families and practitioners alike, has been positive as parents have said that the process is more based on what they want to achieve for their families.
Come along to this masterclass in The Essex Theatre to hear Essex practitioners share:
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