i-THRIVE Community of Practice Event: 14th November 2016

i-THRIVE Community of Practice Shared Learning Event

Monday 14th November 2016


On Monday 14th November 2016 the National i-THRIVE Programme hosted the fourth National i-THRIVE Community of Practice shared learning event in Manchester. Greater Manchester and Salford are one of the i-THRIVE national accelerator sites.

This i-THRIVE Community of Practice event focused on the delivery of care for children and young people in the ‘Getting Risk Support’ needs based grouping.

Risk Support is arguably one of the aspects of the THRIVE Framework that is the most controversial. This event was a really great opportunity for implementation sites to learn about how they might approach delivering Risk Support locally.

The day was opened by Paul Jenkins, Chief Executive of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the i-THRIVE Partnership Board.

This was followed by a workshop on delivering Risk Support by Professor Peter Fonagy and Peter Fuggle. Peter Fonagy is Chief Executive of The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) and Peter Fuggle is Director of Clinical Services and AMBIT co-lead at AFNCCF.

Professor Miranda Wolpert provided attendees with an update on the latest iteration of the THRIVE Framework, which launched that month in November 2016. Miranda Wolpert is the lead author of the THRIVE Framework and the Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) and Founder and Director of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC).

We also heard from two i-THRIVE Community of Practice sites. Andy Wiener, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and Rachel James, Clinical and Programme Director, National i-THRIVE Programme in Camden shared their approach to delivering Risk Support locally and we heard an update from Jeni Page, i-THRIVE Project Manager, National i-THRIVE Programme on how the ‘Scaling Up i-THRIVE in North East London Foundation Trust’ was going. Dr Sandeep Ranote from Greater Manchester also gave an overview of their plans for an ‘i-THRIVE northern hub’.

Thank you to everybody who presented and attended the event and contributed to the lively discussions and shared learning.

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