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Multi-agency Early Help Training for Practitioners

The Early Help Brokerage and Support team (EHBS) provides a range of training courses covering all aspects of the fCAF process, including training on practitioner skills for professionals working directly with families. These courses are aimed at front line practitioners and their managers in the children’s and adults’ workforce across the statutory, voluntary and private sector.

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Introduction to Early Help

Right Service Right Time (RSRT)

Course duration: 2 hours
Maximum number of delegates: 40
Course style: Interactive Presentation
Number of sessions per year: 4

This 2 hour interactive presentation delivers the RSRT training written by the Birmingham Safeguarding Board and forms the basis of all Early Help intervention.

This is essential training for all agencies across the children's and adults' workforces.

By the end of this course you will be able to identify the four levels of need defined by RSRT through a range of case studies presented.

RSRT Train the Trainer

Course duration: 1 day
Maximum number of delegates: 12
Course style: Activity-based training
Number of sessions per year: 2

This 1 day course is designed for professionals across all agencies that hold a responsibility to cascade RSRT training to colleagues. This session includes both RSRT content and an introduction to training skills. Trainer’s packs will be provided.

By the end of this course you will be able to deliver the RSRT standardised training to colleagues in an interactive presentation style.

Overview of Early Help

Course duration: 3 hours
Maximum number of delegates: 40
Course style: Interactive Presentation
Number of sessions per year: 10

This 3 hour interactive presentation is an introduction to the application of RSRT in individual settings and has a particular emphasis on direct delivery of Early Help at a universal and universal plus level. Prior RSRT training is essential.

Professionals who hold the responsibility to initiate, contribute and act as a lead professional for the Early Help assessment (fCAF) should book onto the foundation course – Early Help Pathways and Procedures.

By the end of this session you will be able to apply RSRT to a range of case studies identifying the support your agency can deliver and describing the Birmingham procedures and pathways in place to engage additional services for families.

Early Help Foundation Training

Early Help Pathways and Procedures

Course duration: 1 day
Maximum number of delegates: 18
Course style: Activity-based training
Number of sessions per year: 12

This course replaces the 1 day fCAF training and is designed for professionals across the children's and adults' workforces who have the responsibility within their agency to initiate, contribute and act as a lead professional for the Early Help assessment (fCAF) process.

Particular attention is given to the Birmingham policies and procedures for CSE, FGM and extremism.

By the end of this course you will be able to apply RSRT additional needs support for families using the Early Help assessment (fCAF) in a multi-agency setting.

A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course. A certificate of completion will be issued once an Early Help assessment (fCAF) has been submitted and quality assured to a “good” standard.


Quality Assurance Early Help Assessment

Course duration: 3 hours
Maximum number of delegates: 12
Course style: Activity-based training
Number of sessions per year: 6

This course is designed to support professionals to understand and implement the quality assurance framework criteria for the Early Help assessment (fCAF).

By the end of this course you will be able to quality assure Early Help assessments produced by a range of agencies in accordance with the Birmingham Quality Assurance Framework.




Early Help Practitioner Training

Engagement Skills

Course duration: 1 day
Maximum number of delegates: 12
Course style: Activity-based training
Number of sessions per year: 4

This 1 day course is designed to support professionals working directly with families to look beyond “challenging behaviour”, identify barriers to engagement and develop a range of strategies to engage families in Early Help intervention. A range of theories will be explored and applied to both training and live cases through the use of a reflective log.

By the end of this session you will be able to identify three common barriers to engagement and describe how you would work with the family to overcome these in a given case scenario.

Assessment Skills

Course duration: 1 day
Maximum number of delegates: 12
Course style: Activity-based training
Number of sessions per year: 4

This 1 day course is designed to support professionals working directly with families to “work with their eyes wide open” developing their critical thinking to produce robust family assessments. A range of theories will be explored and applied to both training and live cases through the use of a reflective log.

By the end of this session you will be able to complete an Early Help assessment (fCAF) demonstrating applied knowledge and practice in key theories that underpin good critical thinking in a given case scenario.


Whole Family Multi-agency Skills

Course duration: 1 day
Maximum number of delegates: 12
Course style: Activity-based Training
Number of sessions per year: 4

This practical 1 day course is designed to support professionals working directly to influence change for families across partnership working. Theories explored in the engagement and assessment course will be applied to partnership working alongside practical guidance to support community engagement and case closure.

By the end of this session you will be able to identify three key success factors for families and professionals in multi-agency working and through training scenarios identify how you would support these in your practice.



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