More than 600 listeners from the local government, children and families sectors joined MHCLG’s webinar to mark the next phase of Supporting Families (formerly the Troubled Families Programme). Eddie Hughes MP, Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing, with responsibility for Supporting Families, thanked professionals …
Ruth Keeling, Head of Policy for the Troubled Families Team at MHCLG, explores some of the different ways Troubled Families programmes are working with schools to provide families with more frequent access to support from early help. This is helping to keep children in the classroom and not excluded from school.
Nicholas Lindsay, Head of School at Longfield Academy, talks about how local services need to work together in a joined up and coordinated way to support the early help offer - ensuring every child and their family has the chance to fulfil their potential.
Catherine Watson, Practice Manager for Troubled Families at East Sussex County Council, talks about their innovative approach to signposting families to early help services via their Mental Health and Wellbeing Prescription Pad.
Thea Snow, Senior Programme Manager for Government Innovation at Nesta, discusses the opportunities and challenges of using algorithmic decision tools in children's social care to support decision making. Thea explores how humans make decisions, the different ways these tools can be used, and suggests a checklist for supporting their introduction into the workplace.
Barry Stormont, Manager at the Emotional Health Academy in West Berkshire, talks about how the academy provides early support to help prevent the need for accessing specialist mental health support and ease the pressure on both Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and acute services.
Alison Smith is practice and area lead for Earned Autonomy (EA) areas for the Troubled Families Team at MHCLG. Following a round of monitoring assurance visits to EA areas earlier this year she talks about common themes and how areas are working to ensure their Early Help system is more sustainable into the future.
Lee Pope, Senior Policy Adviser in the Data Policy and Governance team at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, tells us what he has learnt from his travels round the country promoting the public service delivery power within Part 5 of the Digital Economy Act.
Find out how we’re learning what works to reduce parental conflict. Patrick Myers, Senior Ambassador - Reducing Parental Conflict Team (DWP), talks about the Local Family Offer evaluation and DWP's new £2.7 million Reducing Parental Conflict Challenge Fund.
Dr Marc van Roosmalen, Joint Psychological Therapies Lead at Luton CAMHS explains how Luton Early Help services are developing their whole family approach to supporting children, young people and their families.
Children in Need have much poorer educational outcomes than their peers on average, but can succeed and fulfil their potential with the right support. Ola Wojnowska, Policy Adviser in the Children in Need Review team, shares best practice from the government’s recent Children in Need Review