News and events

  • June 2017

    Training to be held for senoir social work practitioners and team managers in Aberdeenshire.

    Open to Aberdeenshire workers only.

  • June 2017

    Training to be held for social work practitioners in Warrington.

    Open to Warrington workers only.

  • April 2017

    Training to be held for social work practitioners in Central Bedfordshire.

    Open to Central Bedfordshire workers only.

  • March 2017

    Training to be held for social workers across Northern Ireland.

  • March 2017

    We are excited to be delivering our first C-Change training programme in partnership with Interface Enterprises.  Katie Riches and Dr. Liz Hadcroft will spend two days with social workers from Gloucestershire County Council to support them to develop a thorough understanding of the C-Change approach and begin to apply it in daily practice.

    Open to GCC workers only.

  • 23 February 2017

    Dr. Dendy Platt facilitated an Introductory Training session for the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Board in Antrim, and took part in a meeting with policy-makers.

  • 22 February 2017

    Inverclyde Child Protection Committee Conference

    Dr. Dendy Platt travelled to Greenock to give a presentation on the main principles of the C-Change approach to Assessing Parental Capacity to Change.

  • February 2017

    We are pleased to announce that the Scottish version of C-Change Manual is now available to download. Many thanks to Duncan Helm for his work on this version.

  • 27 November 2016

    Dr. Dendy Platt and Katie Riches participated in a webinar hosted by Interface Enterprises to provide information about the C-Change approach and the training available.  The webinar is available to view by following this link to Youtube.

  • 17 November 2016

    Training the Trainers, London

    Dr. Dendy Platt and Katie Riches from the University of Bristol were joined by 17 independent trainers linked to Interface Enterprises Ltd.  The day was spent sharing the knowledge gained from the training sessions held during the pilot project and discussing further developments for the C-Change training. A lively and enthusiastic day!

  • October 2016

    Announcement of Training Partnership

    We are delighted to announce that the University of Bristol has partnered with Interface Enterprises to deliver national training to support the embedding of the C-Change approach to assessing parental capacity to change.  Wendy Weal, Managing Director, of Interface Enterprises says ‘We are delighted to be working with The University of Bristol on the C-Change approach. We have a mission to transform the lives of vulnerable children and families, and so are very excited by the prospect of this approach making a real difference. We know from experience that this will fill a real need for practitioners in their work, and we are excited to be able to support them, through training and use of the manual, to gain skills and confidence which in turn will improve the quality and accuracy of assessments.

    Training and consultancy can be provided in house to teams of relevant practitioners. For more information, contact Interface on 01603 251730

  • 30 June 2016

    Pilot Authorities, Manager's Follow-Up Day

    The School of Policy Studies, UoB hosted Children's Social Care managers and legal representatives from the 3 Local Authorities involved in the pilot project to develop the C-Change approach. The purpose of the day was to provide a recap of the key principles of C-Change, to allow managers the opportunity to practice using the two core strands of assessing barriers and facilitators of change and gathering evidence of actual change and to share ideas to embed the C-Change approach within the authorities.

  • 9 June 2016

    Theories of Behaviour Change: Applications for Social Work with Children and Families

    A seminar jointly hosted by University of Bristol, UCL Public Policy and UCL Centre for Behaviour Change discussed how behaviour change theory can be integrated into research, practice and policy activities to ensure that they are more evidence-based. The seminar facilitated consultation between experts about the application of behavior change theory within the field of Social Work e.g. how best to support practitioners to deliver and evaluate evidence-based interventions and, how policy can best support development of a system guided by behaviour change theory, its principles and its practice.

  • 29 June 2016

    Child Neglect event, Edinburgh.

    Katie Riches delivered a presentation outlining the importance of assessing parental capacity to change and describing the C-Change approach.

  • April 2016 - April 2017

    The University of Bristol has made a grant to the C-Change project through the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. The aims of the work during the year will be to set up an arrangement to provide training for practitioners in the C-Change approach and to increase awareness of the C-Change approach among the Social Care workforce.

  • Monday 8 April 2016

    We are pleased to announce that the C-Change Capacity to Change Assessment Manual is now available to download in materials, publications and references.

  • Tuesday 5 January 2016

    The first peer reviewed academic analysis of the C-Change approach has been published in Children and Youth Services Review. It is freely available to download for a limited period (until Wednesday 17 February 2016).
    For the full reference, please refer to our materials, publications and references.

  • Tuesday 12 January 2016

    Masterclass on Assessing Parental Capacity to Change, Bristol City Council (Dendy Platt). Open to BCC social workers only.


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