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Parental Engagement

Solihull Implementation

Target Audience: Participants must already completed Foundation course

 

The Solihull Approach is a framework that helps provide a practical way of working with and supporting families.

 

We will be running Solihull Approach training for all Early Years staff members once a month via Teams starting in June. Each training consists of three half day sessions and practitioners must attend all three sessions to complete the course. Sessions will be available as either Mornings, Afternoons or Twilights.

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Date and Time: To be confirmed  

                      

Please ensure you have already attended the Foundation course before applying for these sessions 

 

Presenter: Perth and Kinross Council 


Outcomes: 

What is the Solihull Approach?

 

The Solihull Approach aims to increase the emotional health and wellbeing of children and their families, ensuring children have a good emotional start in life whilst supporting parents in a creative and consistent approach. The Solihull Approach helps parents process their own emotions and anxieties allowing them to cope with and focus more clearly on how to assist their children’s emotions, anxieties, and behaviours. For many professionals, the Solihull Approach has become a “new way of thinking” about their work.

The Solihull Approach has a major contribution to make to the ways in which practitioners in health, education, voluntary and social care can work together and with families to ensure that children have a good emotional start in life. Teamwork and collaborative working between different professionals using the principles of the Solihull Approach can help support parents in a consistent and creative way. 

We asked practitioners to list the key things they had learnt at the training:

  • It’s totally tilted my thinking. I now wonder about everything, ask questions instead of assuming I know
  • How important it is to realise that parents and children’s lives can impact on how they come into nursery in the morning
  • It has totally refreshed my thoughts and ideas and will make me see certain situations differently giving me more confidence to deal with situations.
  • Better understanding of building quality relationships with parents and being more aware as a whole in order to provide quality and consistency to families
  • I now have such a better understanding of brain development and the impact it has on child development and into adulthood.
  • Very empowering to realise the impact we have as practitioners

 You can contact Elaine Rose (ERose@pkc.gov.uk) for more information about the Solihull Approach 

Solihull Approach Foundation

Practitioners are trauma and ACE aware Increases skills and knowledge, consistency and shared language across agencies It can be used for early intervention and prevention in the early years, as well as across childhood and into adulthood

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Date and Time: 23, 25 and 30 August 2022 - 6.00pm - 9.00pm 

                         25 July and 1 August 2022 - 9.30am - 4.00pm - Please note this session will be Face to Face 

                           1 and 3 July 2022 - 9.30am - 4.00pm Please note this session will be Face to Face

 

Presenter: Rhona Cameron and Karen Dixon, Carly Williams and Rebecca Ewan Perth and Kinross Council 


Outcomes: The Solihull Approach is a framework which helps provide a practical way of working with and supporting families. It aims to increase the emotional health and wellbeing of children and their families, ensuring children have a good emotional start in life whilst supporting parents in a creative and consistent approach. The Solihull Approach helps parents process their own emotions and anxieties allowing them to cope and focus more clearly on how to assist their children's emotions, anxieties and behaviours.

Incredible Years – The Parent’s Experience - An Insight for Practitioners 

Target Audience: Early Years Practitioners , Nursery Teachers, PTs, DHTs, Early Years Team, Family Support Workers, Senior Social Care Officers, Social Workers, Health Professionals-Health Visitors, SALT, CAHMS, Voluntary sector (staff working with parents of young children)

 

An opportunity for all professionals and practitioners to gain an insight to the key elements of the Incredible Years Programme.

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Date and Time: 12 & 19 May 2022 - 9.00am - 12.30pm               

 

Outcomes:

It will let them gain experience of how the collaborative approach helps parents to achieve their own goals, strengthen parent/child relationships and also reduce parenting challenges

The training will help practitioners to identify families and by explaining the benefits, encourage parents or carers to take part in the Incredible Years Programme.

Engaging and Supporting Families with family learning– where does my service fit?

Target Audience - Practitioners working within Early Years, Childcare and school settings

 

Promote FL services and programmes to wider council colleagues and strengthen opportunities for more joined up working.  Increase service referrals to FL programmes.  Improve the appropriateness of individual referrals and reduce drop outs.

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Date and Time: To Be Confirmed                

 

Presenter - Tracy McCallum & Jacqui Doig 

 

Outcomes: To increase understanding of how family learning can support families.  Increase understanding of how family learning differs from parental engagement and Involvement. Make links between national strategy/policy and family learning.  Raise awareness of the suite of family learning programmes available in PKC.  Increase understanding of how to refer families Service.

 

Individuals will understand the role of family learning in supporting families in education, health and wellbeing. Individuals will know how and when to refer a family to a variety of FL programmes. 

 

 

Fussy Eating - Developing healthy habits from a young age

Target Audience: for all practitioners Early Years, Childcare

Provide staff with the most up to date knowledge on Fussy Eating to enable them to support families

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Date and Time: To be confirmed

 

Presenter: Amanda Smeaton - parenting and family learning team and Lyndsey Renfrew - Public health Dietitian 

 

Outcomes:  

This training will cover:- What is fussy eating? What effects children’s appetite? Stages of development in children's likes and dislikes Developing healthy habits Top tips to a happier meal time How to introduce new foods When to refer on to specialist services 

To book:

All applications for training sessions must be completed via the following links

PKC Employees - Log into My View with your pay number and password - Click Here

If you are a Partner Provider or External to PKC - You will need to complete the course application form which must be emailed to ecslearninghub@pkc.gov.uk

CPD1 Form for External Applications - Click Here  

 

Enquiries 

General enquiries should be directed to the ECS Learning Hub e-mail account: ecslearninghub@pkc.gov.uk