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Families Going Forward outreach training

The Families Going Forward course was designed for outreach practitioners based in or linked to Sure Start children’s centres but may be suitable for anyone who works in a family outreach role.

It was developed in 2009 to meet the development needs of Sure Start children's centre outreach practitioners

CWDC has produced a set of learner resources to support the Families Going Forward training.

Training providers can apply for a licence from CWDC to use these resources for practitioner training. To apply for a licence email: parentsandfamilies@cwdcouncil.org.uk

The training:

  • Is based on unit 300 of the Work with Parents qualification. Practitioners who completed the FGF training could undertake further units and gain a full Level 3 qualification.
  • Was made available to all practitioners engaged in Sure Start children's centre outreach work including volunteers.

CWDC funded 1200 places May 2010 until March 2011.

Has the training been evaluated?

CWDC commissioned Cordis Bright to evaluate the impact on outreach practitioners’ behaviours and practice as a result of the training. The evaluation ran concurrently with the delivery of the training programme. As a result, CWDC sought to evaluate the intermediate impacts on children’s centre outreach practitioners’ behaviours and practice as a result of this training based on evidence about what makes a difference to children and families.

Download the evaluation report here:

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Page updated: 3 November 2011

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