Online: Working with Birth Families

Course Details

Available Training Sessions:

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Online

Working with birth families

This session will help practitioners to understand the pivotal role that parents, extended family, and significant people play in a child’s life, even when the child is in care. We will explore why engaging with these key individuals is often both one of the most challenging and critical aspects of our work. Learn about the importance of enduring engagement, the processes of rupture and repair, and practical techniques for effective communication. We’ll cover conversation styles that emphasise honesty and transparency, even when difficult, and the essential roles of kindness and empathy. Discover creative ways to keep parents and extended family safely connected with their children, fostering lifelong bonds and positive relationships.