Training and Support for Lead Practitioners

Module 1

Early Help for Children and Families Induction



  • What is Early Help
  • What is the Lead Practitioner role
  • What are Early Help Coordinators
  • Background to Early Help

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Module 2

Early Help Assessment and SMART Planning



  • How to complete an Early Help Assessment
  • How to include children, young people and families in the process
  • Overcoming challenges
  • Analysis in assessments 
  • What is a SMART plan?

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Please note you must have completed module 1 prior to booking on this session.

Module 3

The Team Around the Family and Measuring Impact



  • How to plan and run a TAF
  • Who should be involved
  • How to record the TAF
  • How to review the TAF
  • How to Evaluate Impact.

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Please note modules 1 and 2 must have been completed before booking on this session.

Other training available

Engaging Families


This training will explore what we mean by resistance when working with families and give an introduction to the key principles of strength-based working which has shown to be effective in engaging families.

On completing this course, participants will have a clear understanding of:

  • The different types of resistance and why parents may not engage with services
  • The key principles underlying strength-based working
  • The different types of strength-based working and how to implement these

How to support families to identify their strengths and resources

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Motivational Interviewing


The training provides an introduction to the key principles, skills and techniques of Motivational interviewing that can help to improve engagement with children, young people and families. T

 The technique can also be useful:

  • in building others self-confidence and trust in themselves
  • helping Individuals take responsibility for themselves and their actions
  • preparing individuals to become more receptive to change

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Did you know

The Safer Bradford Website hosts a range of multi-agency training courses both face to face and via e-learning to meet the needs of professionals and volunteers working with children and young people in the Bradford District.