More than 100 people came together in September to generate ideas supporting the development of a long term partnership strategy to improve outcomes for children and families. The event was attended by a great mix of partners, parents, carers, groups and charities which created excellent networking opportunities across the partnership.
There was an external speaker from the WAVE Trust whose focus is on reducing child maltreatment by 70% by 2030, and groups engaged in a ‘world café' style activity to discuss and develop ideas across the following priority areas:
- ‘Whole life' service
- Improving Outcomes for Young People
- Getting the best start in life
- Integrated working
- Prevention and early intervention
The families and carers attending the day were an important part as they shared their own experiences and partners worked together to develop ideas for improving services for families in the future. Workshops were well received and there was a huge amount of positive engagement and ideas that are now being collated to develop an action plan.
The new and innovative 'No Wrong Door' model aims to provide ‘wraparound' support and care for young people who are at risk of coming into Local Authority Care or who have recently left Local Authority Care but are considered especially vulnerable. The service will operate on the understanding that "it takes a village to raise a child", by tapping into the young person's extended support network including grandparents, siblings, close family friends and neighbours anyone who has previously helped in a time of crisis or could be support to do so in the future.
Our vision is to work proactively with vulnerable young people and their support networks so that residential stays are not necessary. Where they occur, we want them to be as short as possible and used to plan effectively with a multi-agency team.
This is an exciting piece of multi-agency work that will have a real impact on the lives of adolescents and their families in Wiltshire.
Healthy Me is a free 10-week family healthy lifestyle programme for 7 11 year olds and their families. The 10-week programme encourages smallpositive lifestyle changes to become healthier, and reach and maintain ahealthy weight. This is a very popular programme that is having great success.For further detail visit Healthy Me
Get Wiltshire Walking
Get Wiltshire Walking" is a Public Health funded project which aims to ensure every community within the county has access to a FREE weekly led walk. Walking is the lowest risk of all physical activities yet produces massive benefits to physical fitness and mental wellbeing. This is a great way to explore your own local area and can be a really excellent way to make new friends and learn more about your immediate community.
Currently there are 26 weekly led walks in 18 locations throughout the county, there is no limit to the number of walks you may attend. Each walk has its regular starting venue on the same day and time every week. We try to vary the routes each week.
- Strider walks are almost continuous and last between 60 and 90 minutes across variable terrain and may contain some gradients.
- Stroller walks last between 45 -60 minutes with regular pauses and are on variable terrain.
- Starter Walks last around 30 minutes and are on flat stable terrain with frequent pauses.
After the walk many groups have coffee and chat together. Providing you are independently mobile and able to meet the physical demands of the walk everyone is welcome Unfortunately we cannot permit dogs on the walk.
Assists in the lawful and integrated sharing of information between partner organisations for the residents of Wiltshire.
The WiSC will establish consistent and robust protocols and becoming a partner member gives reassurance that each partner is working by the same process. WiSC aims to provide the foundation for the sharing of personal information between partner members in the public, private or voluntary sector organisations.
The WiSC is accompanied by a Personal Information Sharing Agreement (PISA) which is a standard sharing agreement which details the reasoning, legal basis frequency and signed authorisation by those parties undertaking to share data.
Any organisation signed up to the charter is provided with access to a toolkit of documents to assist information sharing within their organisation and across partner organisations.