We believe in collaborating openly and on a timely basis with families, their representatives, the local authority and other statutory partners to:
- Build and develop trusting and supportive relationships with individuals.
- Develop, in partnership with the family and other professionals, an agreed personal plan including clarity on desired outcomes.
- Promptly understand and address areas of concern in order to:
• enable families to have the best chance of making positive changes.
• safeguard every child as ensuring the protection of children is our primary priority.
- Deliver tailored parenting programmes (including workshops) and provide information advice and guidance to help parents/carers to parents to improve their skills, confidence and behaviours such that children have the best possible chance to remain in their parents’ care.
- Develop high quality, evidence-based, parenting assessments that robustly consider each parent’s ability to meet their child’s needs.
Our service model and structure has been redesigned to promote this collaborative and partnerships approach. This includes the MDT itself and three new roles:
- An internal Health Visitor to support in-house health promotion work, signpost families to agencies and professionals where there are identified health needs and help deliver and oversee the quality of the practical elements of the parenting programme.
- Developing the role of Parenting Assessment Coordinator to work closely with all parties; families, the internal MDT (Multi-Disciplinary Team) and external agencies, to ensure that the care and support offered to children and their families is as safe and effective as possible.
- Creating the post of Service Coordinator so that external stakeholders have a single point of contact to ensure a responsive service.
Indeed, partnerships are so integral to the work we do that our new name, “Partnerships for Progress”, reflects this renewed focus and public commitment.