Supporting Families Enhancing Futures Practice Framework
The Wirral Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP) developed a Practice Framework for working with children, young people and their families across levels 3 and 4 (Team Around the Family, Child in Need, Child Protection, and Children Looked After) of the Wirral Continuum of Need.
The framework has a focus on understanding how issues affect the child’s lived daily experience.
Online Training Resources
Effective and Smart Plans (Page opens in a new tab)
Daily Lived Experience Resources
Click here to access the new daily lived experience resources including guidance and case studies for professionals, and a powerpoint presentation.
SFEF Framework Guidance Documents
To support professionals and agencies with the introduction of the SFEF model the WSCP has introduced a programme of multi-agency training and has published a detailed Practice Guidance document and numerous other support, guidance and at-a-glance factsheets.
The Multi-agency Guidance documents details the SFEF model and how it supports professionals working with families in the Early Help, Child in Need and Child Protection frameworks.
Resource Documents for Professionals
The prompt sheets document includes an overview of the principles of the SFEF model and provides guidance for working with children, parents and carers and families.
This A3 colour poster summarises the SFEF model and is designed for easy reference.
Below is an example of a plan from an ICPC. At the first Core Group clear timescales and responsibility for actions should be clarified.
Leaflets for Families
The WSCP has developed multi-agency training for professionals. The multi-agency training introduces the SFEF framework, detailing the principles and how the model will work ‘in practice’ with children, young people and families. The training also practically explores how the model will influence key multi-agency meetings such as Child Protection Conferences and Core Groups.
Training courses run regularly. Places can be booked here: https://www.wirralsafeguarding.co.uk/courses/
Useful tools and videos for professionals
The WSCP publishes copies of and links to common tools for practitioners to use when working with families to support an assessment of need:
Guidance for using the Portal to share information for assessments can be found here (page opens in a new tab).
http://www.socialworkerstoolbox.com/ includes a diverse range of free resources particularly useful for discussing parental drug and alcohol misuse, domestic violence and sexual exploitation.
http://www.genopro.com/genogram/symbols/ includes information regarding symbols and how to construct a genogram
Please note all Supporting Families Enhancing Futures and SFEF materials are copyright to the Wirral Safeguarding Children Partnership and may only be used by professionals in WSCP partner agencies.