The Common Language training programme and accompanying materials is nearing completion. Components are published online as they become available. Two training packs are being compiled: one for practitioners and managers and the other for researchers which is described elsewhere on this site.
The training programme for practitioners and managers will comprise 14 modules, each of which takes a day to deliver. There are seven 'what is' modules dealing with the concepts that make up Common Language such as need, threshold, outcome and services. There are seven 'how to' modules that explain how the concepts are applied to a particular task such as making an assessment, evaluating an outcome or designing a service.
Each module comprises:
The training modules can be delivered individually, or in different combinations depending on the requirement of the children's services agency. The training has been used to improve assessment, support service designers, help practitioners introduce common thresholds and to encourage agencies to take an outcome approach to their work.
Dartington will only deliver the training materials to multi-diciplinary groups.
Seven 'What is' Modules
Seven 'How to' Modules