Posted January 11, 2024



Family Focus Free Workforce Development

Welcome to the first Workforce Development email from the Family Focus Team.

Please find below the current FREE information, advice & guidance available. If you have any questions please contact us on

Having Challenging Conversations

Do you find talking to families about finance and debts a bit of a struggle or  difficult to get started? Get hints, tips and share best practice.

Tues 16th January 10am-12pm Book Now

Thurs 8th February 1pm-3pm Book Now

Tues 5th March 11am-1pm Book Now

Recognising and Supporting Parents in Conflict (1 of 2)

Understand the evidence & research around parental conflict and its impact on child outcomes. Learn to recognise when parental conflict is an issue.

Wed 17th January 2pm-3pm Book Now

Thurs 7th March 10am-11am Book Now

Working with Parents in Conflict (2 of 2)

The second Workshop will provide you with tools in your everyday kit. To work with parents to enhance their relationship and communication skills.

Wed 24th January 2pm-3pm Book Now

Thurs 14th March 10am-11am Book Now

Future Options Advisor New Staff Session

Who are we, what does a Future Options Advisor do and how can we help you to support families? Find out about the training & support available.

Thurs 25th January 10am-11am Book Now

Thurs 22nd February 9.30am-10.30am Book Now

Better off calculations

How to use Better off calculators with famlilies by using online calculators. Help families understand Universal Credit as well as showing the impact of working.

Thurs 1st February 1pm-2.30pm Book Now

Mon 4th March 9.30am-11am Book Now

Improving attendance in education for children- Early Help Keywork

This workshop is for EHKW. Content of workshop includes-how to gather information from EYES and Schools, Action Planning and Reviewing, recording soft outcomes, exit plans and SPOC.

Wednesday 21st February 10:00am- 11:30am Book Now

Young Carers Awareness Session – IMAGO

A lite-bite presentation led by Jo Rickworth. Topics: explore the definition of a young carer, legislation, their rights and responsibilities. The impact of the caring role, support and signposting.

Wed 17th January 12.30pm-1.30pm

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Changes to Childcare Benefit

Childcare Benefits have recently changed, find out about how the changes will impact the families we work with.

Thursday 1st February 11:00am-11:30am Book Now

Early Years Development-Hidden Children

‘Hidden Children’ refers to 0-5yr olds who are missing out on their access to Early Years settings. These children are identified as being at greater risk without the usual support and protection within these settings. This presentation focuses on how we can ensure families we work with have full access to Early Years Facilities in order to have opportunities to progress with their development and learning.

Thursday 29th February 12:00pm-12:45pm Book Now

Whole Family Approach – Part One

An introduction to the Whole Family Approach and why it is important

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Whole Family Approach – Part Two

How to work in a Whole Family Way

Watch Here

Improving Education

Action Planning to Improve Attendance at School or College


Continuous Improvement

Your feedback is vital to help us improve everything we do. Once you have accessed our information, advice or guidance please complete an evaluation and feedback form. And get in touch if there are any further training opportunities you would like to see linked to the Supporting Families Programme. Thank you!

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