The Troubled Families Programme has begun and to mark this next iteration of the programme the new phase will be called Supporting Families.
What started out as the Troubled Families Programme almost a decade ago and since then, has grown in scope and ambition, Coventry is more determined than ever to ensure that vulnerable families thrive as part of the programme.
This phase will focus on building the resilience of families, and on enabling system change locally and nationally. The programme has already helped families make extraordinary improvements in their lives, and now is the right time to rename the programme, to reflect what it does in principle, and in practice.
The vision is to ensure that those families who need support get it at the right point, in the right way, as early as possible. Great things happen when families build on their strengths, call on their support networks and tackle their problems head on and early on. Children, parents and carers are most able to build resilience with services at their side who know them well and can offer trusted guidance.
At its heart, the national programme then and now, is about locally delivered early help for families, led by the keyworkers and local partners who know their areas and families best.
Coventry is fully committed to Supporting Families and has embedded the principles of the programme into all aspects of practice and policy across Children’s Services. Working with children and families adopting a strengths based approach to whole family working, ensuring families receive the right help at the right time and that children and families are encouraged and empowered to become more resilient is at the heart of everything we do.
Coventry has a clear focus on achieving outcomes for children and families that are sustainable into the future, embedded on a foundation of strong supportive connections and stretching aspirations based on the Supporting Families headline criteria:
The below link is an informative presentation on The Supporting Families Programme in Coventry.
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