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The CBF are working with Black Country TCP as part of the Black Country Community Key Working for Children and Young People pilot.
The aim of the pilot is to employ key workers from a range of backgrounds. These key workers will work as a team supporting each other to provide flexible and timely input to children and young people, families and carers across the Black Country, dependent upon the demand identified through the Black Country dynamic risk register.
The CBF is involved in 3 strands:
- CBF participation in the steering group
- Development of the Peer Support Network in partnership with Dudley Voices for Choice: The Peer Support Network will be made up of family carers who will receive training and supervision and will be allocated to families who are being stepped down from keyworking, or where keyworking is not considered to be the appropriate pathway. Peer supporters will make proactive and regular contact with families, offering them timely signposting to both universal and specialist services and support, and facilitate early consideration of whether keyworking may be appropriate.
- Gathering the views of children and young people with complex communication issues: The CBF will provide consultancy for gathering the views of children with complex communication issues who are usually excluded from traditional surveys/focus groups etc. We will share our learning around methodology, best practice on how to engage with children and their families and how to carry out the visits.