Supported by Waltham Forest

Family Partnership Model- 5 Day Foundation Training


Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:30 - 16:30


Queens Road Community Centre (MEET1 / Meeting room 1), 215 Queens Road, , Walthamstow, E17 8PJ


Early Help

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Our aim is for the course to offer a safe, reflective opportunity in which you can explore, confirm and develop your own understanding and practice of the helping process.


Sessions include whole group and small group discussions and activities, small group practical sessions and feedback and planning of between session tasks.The small and large group discussions will give you the chance to look at the key components of helping within the Family Partnership Model.
The practical sessions offer the chance to explore and experiment with the skills and processes involved in engaging and working with parents and families through the Family Partnership Model. Wherever possible, during the practical sessions, you will be asked to use actual situations from your own and others’ experience to give all participants as real an experience of helping as possible. The focus of the practical sessions is on the skills used, not the content or resolution of issues.
We will invite you to complete short tasks between sessions which will include some reading and a variety of other activities including reflecting on the course learning and your experiences, observing and practising the skills covered in the course. All reading material will be supplied during the course.


An attendance certificate will be provided at the end of the course. Since the course builds session by session and is experiential, most will be gained by attending all sessions and completion is considered to be attendance at 8 sessions or above.
Some of our courses are also accredited by Open College Network and if this is the case, we will also provide you with information about the accreditation process.
Please have a look at the Centre’s website ( for further information about research and for other aspects of the Family Partnership Model

Booking information:

The course is free to schools who have subscribed to the Early Help Service.
Schools who haven’t subscribed to the Early Help service will be charged £500 for the course.
The PVI sector will be charged £500 for the course.

Due to the restricted number of places we may only be able to accept one member of staff per setting, per course. Student Social Workers will have an introduction to FPM and therefore will be excluded from this training


School, PVI based staff and Early Help practitioners across the Partnership who work directly with families