Is It My Job? Supporting the development and implementation of protocols relating to substance misuse and children.
Overview   <ul><li>Experiential exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing children’s experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Short presenta...
Experiential Exercise   <ul><li>In  small groups please spend </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes considering and recording words ...
<ul><li>What is society’s view of parenthood? </li></ul>
<ul><li>What is society’s view of parental substance misuse?  </li></ul>
Hearing Children’s Experiences
<ul><li>For too long the needs and welfare of children in families affected by substance misuse have been overlooked. We m...
Policy
<ul><li>1 in 10 children affected  by parental substance use across UK </li></ul><ul><li>1.3 - 2 million children affected...
Multi-agency Local Protocols   <ul><li>Children’s welfare is the most important consideration </li></ul><ul><li>It is ever...
Implementing local Multi-agency protocols   <ul><li>Multi-agency volume Briefings </li></ul><ul><li>2 Day skills based Wor...
<ul><li>c.7000 staff attended briefings and workshops in Scotland  </li></ul>
Participants
Reflective  Practice Research Children's voices Action planning Adult voices Values Risk
Challenges   <ul><li>Its Not MY Job!  </li></ul><ul><li>Professional resistance  </li></ul><ul><li>Different languages  </...
Light bulb moments ? <ul><li>Hearing the experience of children and families  </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting on serious case...
Outcomes <ul><li>It is my job  </li></ul><ul><li>Your role in effecting change </li></ul><ul><li>Existing skills and stren...
Conclusions <ul><li>Cultural shifts </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with Families </li></ul><ul><li>Working together </li></...
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    1. 1. Is It My Job? Supporting the development and implementation of protocols relating to substance misuse and children.
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Experiential exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing children’s experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Short presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Plenary </li></ul>
    3. 3. Experiential Exercise <ul><li>In small groups please spend </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes considering and recording words which describe the following : </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>What is society’s view of parenthood? </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>What is society’s view of parental substance misuse? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Hearing Children’s Experiences
    7. 7. <ul><li>For too long the needs and welfare of children in families affected by substance misuse have been overlooked. We must now concentrate our efforts on helping these children. </li></ul><ul><li>Ministerial Forward GOPR 2003 </li></ul>
    8. 8. Policy
    9. 9. <ul><li>1 in 10 children affected by parental substance use across UK </li></ul><ul><li>1.3 - 2 million children affected by parental alcohol misuse </li></ul><ul><li>(Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>250,000 - 350,000 children affected by parental drug misuse in UK </li></ul><ul><li>(Hidden Harm 2003) </li></ul>
    10. 10. Multi-agency Local Protocols <ul><li>Children’s welfare is the most important consideration </li></ul><ul><li>It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that children are protected from harm </li></ul><ul><li>We should help children early and not wait </li></ul><ul><li>We must work together </li></ul>
    11. 11. Implementing local Multi-agency protocols <ul><li>Multi-agency volume Briefings </li></ul><ul><li>2 Day skills based Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Single agency input </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Hard to reach’ groups e.g. GPs, foster carers </li></ul><ul><li>Local reflective practice groups </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-agency steering groups </li></ul><ul><li>Focus Groups feedback to agencies </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>c.7000 staff attended briefings and workshops in Scotland </li></ul>
    13. 13. Participants
    14. 14. Reflective Practice Research Children's voices Action planning Adult voices Values Risk
    15. 15. Challenges <ul><li>Its Not MY Job! </li></ul><ul><li>Professional resistance </li></ul><ul><li>Different languages </li></ul><ul><li>Different skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Differences between adults and children’s needs </li></ul><ul><li>Gaps in worker knowledge and confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>How we engage meaningfully with children </li></ul>
    16. 16. Light bulb moments ? <ul><li>Hearing the experience of children and families </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting on serious case reviews/ child death inquiries </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective practice </li></ul><ul><li>Same information had different meanings to different professionals </li></ul><ul><li>They could directly use someone else’s experience in their own case </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to someone else’s case generated thoughts of their own </li></ul><ul><li>Through discussion being able to explore more deeply a particular point </li></ul>
    17. 17. Outcomes <ul><li>It is my job </li></ul><ul><li>Your role in effecting change </li></ul><ul><li>Existing skills and strengths are valued </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of local multi-agency protocols, networks, responses. </li></ul><ul><li>Training is part of a wider process of change that is supported organisationally and strategically </li></ul>
    18. 18. Conclusions <ul><li>Cultural shifts </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with Families </li></ul><ul><li>Working together </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-disciplinary training </li></ul><ul><li>Support and supervision of staff </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Child at the centre of practice </li></ul>

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