One of the clearest implications of the i Matter Framework is that when it come to raising children, adult-child relationships really matter and child development really matters and so healthy communities really matter.
This means everyone thinking again about relationships and what's involved and what needs to change in the way our communities are raising children. No one can act alone and so we need varied skills that come together to create a network of support.
I have been thinking about a podcast based on this as an idea for quite some time and slowly all the pieces are coming together.
I would like this podcast to be an opportunity to hear about the work of some of local practitioners who are working together to make a difference in local communities
We will be finding out about the gems of good practice in our own communities and exploring 3 questions of relationships, child development and community from a number of angles
" If I had understood these ideas before I could have been a lot more effective. In previous jobs I have usually been left to get on with it. Now I have a framework that helps me know what I am doing and why in my work with complex young people and their families" Jenny, Family support worker