San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
10.00-12.00 followed by a networking lunch
(Tea/coffee from 9.30am)
Welcome and Introductions
Borough Council’s work with Children and Young People
Kay Errington (Strategy Lead - Early Years and Early Help) and Jonny Woodthorpe (Brokerage Team Manager) will give an overview of the borough’s work with children and some detail about the work of the Adult and Children's Directorate, including the Brokerage Team. They also wish to consult on the new Early Help Partnership Strategy. Below is an extract from the introduction to the new strategy:
“Every person working with or engaging with children and families has a responsibility to help deliver Early Help, regardless of their position, status or organisation.
Bournemouth’s Early Help Strategy is based on the principle of a collaborative approach working towards a single ambition shared by all partners,
To enable children and families to access appropriate support as early as possible, so that they can maintain their quality of life, prevent any problems getting worse, and feel stronger, happier and more confident.
To collaborate effectively, it is important that we all have a shared vision of how our collective workforce supports Bournemouth’s children, young people and families, so that we understand our role – and that of our organisation as well as our partners – and how we need to work with other services in order to support families with additional needs.”
European Young Volunteers
Angela Reece from YMCA Bournemouth will give a short presentation about their experience of using European young volunteers which is a fully funded scheme that provides young volunteers for up to a year. She will also discuss the idea of YMCA Bournemouth co-ordinating placements for those who cannot offer full time volunteering.
A vital part of our forums is being able to share up to date information about any existing or new work that is happening. So please come prepared with any leaflets, flyers, information etc.