Last August a working group of EVOC’s Children, Young People and Families Network met to discuss co-producing ideas for system change within children’s services. The group identified family support as a priority area for investigation.
Join us for a thinkSpace event that will bring together third sector organisations in Scotland, as well as representatives from City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian, to develop ideas around system change to improve the lives of Children and Young People in Edinburgh.
The purpose of this meeting is to build shared understanding- of change, systems, barriers and solutions- so that we can move on to a more in-depth conversation with The Children’s Partnership in Edinburgh.
The outcomes of this event will be to:
- Build stronger strategic collaboration between relevant third sector organisations on partnership and prevention in family support.
- Find two or three test of change ideas that focus on prevention to take forward in partnership with the public sector.
- Mobilize relevant third sector organisations to continue to build on partnership and prevention strategies with the public sector over the term of the Children’s Services Plan.
Eddie Kane from Barnardo’s Scotland and Andrew Murray from Safe Families for Children Scotland will be presenting their learnings from the consortium North-East Together. The consortium is made up of third sector organisations in North-East Glasgow, who have been working together to expand the capacity of the third sector to take on more families who don’t require long-term statutory intervention. Analysis of data has shown that a sizable proportion of referrals involve low-level crisis intervention, poverty and/or social isolation. Many of these referrals could be taken on by third sector organisations through improved partnership working and support.
A wide range of members from the Children, Young People and Families Network in Edinburgh will also be presenting their learned experience and test of change ideas.
The outcomes, ideas and discussions generated at this event will inform dialogue between all partners that provide Children’s Services in Edinburgh about improving early support for families.
A joint event involving EVOC and Children’s Services is scheduled for June 19th 2018 to further investigate system change.