NSPCC in Blackpool holds open day for professionals
Healthcare, education and social care professionals were invited to find out more about the NSPCC's work
The event held on Thursday 4 July at the NSPCC Blackpool Service Centre on Plymouth Road, was attended by a number of professionals who were able to hear from the NSPCC team about the work they are involved in to support children and families from across Blackpool.
Guests heard from project team managers Nusrat Younis and Clare Law who welcomed colleagues and thanked them for their support over the past 12 months and talked out the importance of continuing to work together to make a difference to the lives of children and families in Blackpool. NSPCC practitioners were also on hand, delivering presentations about NSPCC services to the invited delegates.
Claire Law, NSPCC projects team manager at the service centre in Blackpool said:
"It was great to welcome so many colleagues from other agencies to the NSPCC in Blackpool to hear about the work we're involved in across the region.
Claire continued: "The NSPCC is committed to working in partnership with local authorities and other agencies to bring together the best possible support and outcomes for children, and the open day was all about sharing information with professionals so we can work together to deliver the best possible services for children and young people."
Services provided by the NSPCC in Blackpool include:
- Baby Steps: A specialist antenatal programme aimed at supporting the most vulnerable mums and dads cope with having a baby and the challenges that parenthood brings
- Family Environment: Drug Using Parents (FEDUP): A group work programme for children whose parents misuse substances. The service aims to reduce isolation and help the parent to understand how their substance misuse affects their children.
- Letting the Future In: provides therapeutic services to help children move on with their lives after sexual abuse.
- Assessing the risk, protecting the child: a good practice guide for the assessment of adults to protect children from sexual abuse.
- Preventing non-accidental head injuries in babies (NAHI): educates parents about the risks of shaking their baby and gives practical coping strategies for the pressures of new parenthood. This programme is delivered in partnership with Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
- Evidence-based decisions for children in complex neglect cases: a pioneering new approach where the NSPCC work alongside local authority and social workers to help social workers make effective decisions in child neglect cases.
For more information about any of these services available at the Blackpool Service Centre please call the team on 01253 307810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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