Call for Workshop Submissions: Supported Parenting Guideline Events August 2017

The Working Together with Parents Network and SCLD are holding two events about the Supported Parenting Guidelines in August 2017.
The purpose of these events is to help practitioners working with parents with learning disabilities to provide the right kind of support.
These events will be centred on the five key principles of Supported Parenting. These are:

1) Accessible information and Communication
2) Clear and coordinated referral and assessment procedures and processes, eligibility criteria and care pathways
3) Support designed to meet the needs of parents and children based on assessments of their needs and strengths
4) Long term support where necessary
5) Access to independent advocacy

At these events, we want to give people who are currently following the guidelines the opportunity to share their experiences with other practitioners. We also want to give parents the opportunity to tell practitioners about what kind of support they find helpful.

Therefore, we are inviting practitioners and parents to hold workshops at these events in August 2017. The workshops can take many different forms as long as they relate to one or more of the five key principles and can last up to 1 hour.

You do not need to be a member of The Working Together with Parents Network to apply. All organisations and individuals are welcome to complete a workshop submission. The workshops which will be selected based on which workshops best relate to the key principles of supported parenting.

We view this as a great opportunity to share what kind of support works for parents with learning disabilities and to improve the practice of those working with parents across Scotland.

If you would like to apply to hold a workshop please complete one of the forms below:

Workshop application form
Easy read workshop application form

Please submit either of the completed forms to Oonagh Brown by 5 pm on the 31st of May. You can submit via email on, or by mail:
Oonagh Brown
5th Floor
Suite 5.2
Stock Exchange Court
77 Nelson Mandela Place
G2 1QY

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