NWD workshops 2013

No Wrong Door Workshops 2013

All of the No Wrong Door 2013 workshops are listed below, along with a brief description. Some also have a presentation/workshop notes so please take a look.


Respect Young Peoples Programme

Respect Young People’s Service have two intervention models for young people using violence in close relationships a tool kit for the older age group and the RYPP for 10 – 15 years olds. York based IDAS and Respect are working together to deliver the RYPP across York and North Yorkshire. The service is well underway and this workshop was an opportunity to find out more about the RYPP, how it is delivered in York and the impact on families.

A Personal Journey to Literacy: What made the difference

An opportunity to listen to a group of Traveller women talking about their experiences of developing literacy skills as adults, the barriers they faced, how they were overcome, and how their lives have been transformed by their experience.

How can we improve our support for some of our youngest & most vulnerable children in York?

Presenting an overview of local and national drivers that will be of interest to practitioners who work with children from birth to three. Why launch a Children’s Centre Universal Parenting Track? We then focused on the more targeted work that we do with some of the most vulnerable children. We will consider specific risk factors in relation to the importance of early intervention and prevention in these formative years. Practitioners will be encouraged to contribute to the workshop and share their own knowledge and expertise.

'Sorry, were you saying something...?'

This was a participatory workshop looking at how the ways in which people communicate with each other affects our sense of who we are and how we view our relationships. With an appreciation for psychological safety, the workshop drew on ideas from attachment and systemic theories, and considered the possible influence of developmental trauma.

Key findings from the CYC  2013 Stand Up For Us and Well Being Survey and implications for interventions

This presentation explored key findings from the surveys undertaken with primary and secondary pupils, exploring implications for emotional, health and well being alongside experiences of bullying.

Strategies to Raise Aspirations in Schools

This workshop showcased examples of the work being done in schools to raise aspirations, including the use of the Pupil Premium. It highlighted the benefits of partnership working to realise aspirations through improving achievement.

CAF to FEHA – The Family Early Help Assessment

New family assessment (which replaces the CAF) what it is and how its changed and key skills you need.

Who Cares: Supporting Young Carers to Care

An opportunity to follow the journey of a young carer, find out how they're supported and the process the young carers service takes them through

The Constructive Use of Anger When Working with Young People

The workshop explored the normality of anger in young people and how it can be an indictor for change to inspire self reflection. We discussed the normality of anger and how professionals can use productively in sessions. We looked to provide a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding anger to improve practice

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

A review of the JSNA process, content and key themes.  The workshop provided an overview of what the JSNA is, how it is developed, what impact it has and how you can contribute to it.

Youth Support Services

How we are supporting the most vulnerable young people in our communities and how, with our partners, we are helping all young people find places to go, things to do and trusted people to talk to. Aimed at anyone working with young people in the city who  need a more in-depth understanding of how we work, who we work with, why our model of service delivery has changed and our objectives as a service for coming years.


Funders and Applications

Ideal for groups who are in the early stages of thinking about funding – including people who are new to fundraising, and those with some experience but now starting fundraising for a new project, or just wanting to review their skills. The session showed what resources are available for researching funders and gives a hands-on opportunity to use/access them. It will give you the confidence to find the right funder(s) to support your project, and some practical techniques for making a successful application.

Social Networks Sites Demystified

Facebook, Twitter, Ask.fm, snapchat... Social Network Sites (SNS) present opportunities to work with young people, families and communities but opportunities and risks go hand in hand. In this workshop explore how social networks could help you in your work and what steps you should take to make sure you are using them effectively and promote safeguarding.

Introducing the 5 a day for learning and development. How can we enable parents to support their children’s early learning and development in the home?

We explored how early intervention can improve the lives of vulnerable children and help break the cycle of under achievement and low expectations. Looking at some of the recent, relevant research and guidance that influence and impact on our work with children under 5 and their families, highlighting the importance of home learning through enabling and empowering our families. The main part of the workshop will be a practical play session with our 5 a day toolkit, to help us understand how we can support children’s learning and development through play.

Welfare Reform – An update

A broad update on welfare reform & its impacts, including which organisations will deliver the change and how they can be contacted.

Difficult Conversations about Assessment with parents

Barriers to engagement - key skills to help with having difficult conversations with parents

Working with the Parent Child Relationship in Early Intervention

The workshop covered the therapeutic alliance between the worker and the parent in enhancing the parent child relationship. This is a different approach to working with parents being trialled by the NSPCC through two projects. These are ‘Minding the Baby’ for first time young parents and ‘Parenting under Pressure’ for parents who are experiencing problems with substance misuse with children under 30 months.

Young People and Pornography

Pornography is becoming more easily accessible to children and young people through the internet and mobile technology. Concerns have been raised nationally and locally about the effect this is having on young people’s expectations within relationships. This workshop gave the participants the opportunity to look at and discuss how the media and pornography in contributes to young people’s perception of their own body image and their expectations of others, offer practical approaches to work with young people around the issue of pornography and promoting positive relationships.

Understanding why teenagers may use complex coping strategies on transition to adulthood

Interactive session to support staff working with this age group to understand how adolescents may respond to age / developmental stage specific stress with more ‘self contained’ or ‘self punishing’ means of coping such as self harm, controlling eating, alcohol & substance use, risk taking behaviour. The session included ways to identify complex coping strategies and exploration of how to support young people at risk.

Introduction to Public Health and Sport and Active Leisure Team

How to become a healthy setting, pathways into physical activity and sport opportunities and targeted young people’s opportunities.

Free Childcare Places for 2 Year Olds

Overview of the policies and processes for free childcare places for 2 year olds including eligibility criteria, discretionary places, application process, who can deliver funded places for 2 year olds and how providers claim funding for the free places.