Brighter Futures - Consultation for Professionals

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Brighter Futures Strategic Priorities and Ambitions

Please note that this consultation is for staff working across the Brighter Futures Partnership and other external partners. A separate consultation is available for members of the public.

The Brighter Futures vision is to promote the wellbeing and resilience of Families with Children from conception to 18. For Children with additional needs, support continues until they are 25 whilst they transition to adulthood.

This vision will be achieved by empowering and supporting Children and Families wherever possible to help themselves, using universal and community based services in the first instance. When more specialist help is needed we will support Families by offering the right service, at the right time, by staff with a range of skills to prevent escalation to statutory services.

In 2018 we set out to achieve this vision through partnership working between Social Care, Schools, Health Services, Voluntary Sector Services, Children’s Centres, Housing, Police and the Troubled Families Programme. We are now at a stage where this vision is being reviewed to ensure it still meets the needs of Families in Thurrock.

Over the last two years the Brighter Futures Children’s Partnership Board has undergone a journey of considerable significance, characterised by change and transformation. The partnership has experienced change by agreeing to do things differently and experienced transformation, by accepting a new way of being. The former has required a shift in behaviours and the latter a shift in values. The partnership has now agreed to:

  • Subscribe to a shared vison, with a view to driving strategic decision making and planning
  • Create a new future, which strives to achieve the best outcomes for our Children and Young People
  • Be driven by evidence. E.g. decision making, service development and commissioning
  • Embrace meaningful co productive methods that puts the voice of the Child and Young Person at the centre of service design and delivery.

A refresh of the Brighter Futures Strategy commenced in October 2020, four key strategic priorities have been agreed as part of the development process:

  1. All Children are able to achieve their potential – focusing on education and skills
  2. Children are able to access the services they need to stay healthy, focusing on prevention and early intervention
  3. All Children can live safely in their communities, with a focus on youth justice
  4. Children and their Families experience good emotional health and wellbeing

Two appreciative Inquiry meetings have been held in April 2021 and we are now asking for views from professionals on the draft ambitions and future design of some of the commissioned services as part of the consultation.

Click on the blue 'complete form' button at the end of this page to start the survey.

The survey is divided into subject sections. To progress through each section answer the questions then click on the 'save and continue' button at the end of each section. You can skip any of the sections that are not relevant to you by clicking 'save and continue' without answering the questions and moving on to the next.

Brighter Futures Strategic Priorities and Ambitions

Please note that this consultation is for staff working across the Brighter Futures Partnership and other external partners. A separate consultation is available for members of the public.

The Brighter Futures vision is to promote the wellbeing and resilience of Families with Children from conception to 18. For Children with additional needs, support continues until they are 25 whilst they transition to adulthood.

This vision will be achieved by empowering and supporting Children and Families wherever possible to help themselves, using universal and community based services in the first instance. When more specialist help is needed we will support Families by offering the right service, at the right time, by staff with a range of skills to prevent escalation to statutory services.

In 2018 we set out to achieve this vision through partnership working between Social Care, Schools, Health Services, Voluntary Sector Services, Children’s Centres, Housing, Police and the Troubled Families Programme. We are now at a stage where this vision is being reviewed to ensure it still meets the needs of Families in Thurrock.

Over the last two years the Brighter Futures Children’s Partnership Board has undergone a journey of considerable significance, characterised by change and transformation. The partnership has experienced change by agreeing to do things differently and experienced transformation, by accepting a new way of being. The former has required a shift in behaviours and the latter a shift in values. The partnership has now agreed to:

  • Subscribe to a shared vison, with a view to driving strategic decision making and planning
  • Create a new future, which strives to achieve the best outcomes for our Children and Young People
  • Be driven by evidence. E.g. decision making, service development and commissioning
  • Embrace meaningful co productive methods that puts the voice of the Child and Young Person at the centre of service design and delivery.

A refresh of the Brighter Futures Strategy commenced in October 2020, four key strategic priorities have been agreed as part of the development process:

  1. All Children are able to achieve their potential – focusing on education and skills
  2. Children are able to access the services they need to stay healthy, focusing on prevention and early intervention
  3. All Children can live safely in their communities, with a focus on youth justice
  4. Children and their Families experience good emotional health and wellbeing

Two appreciative Inquiry meetings have been held in April 2021 and we are now asking for views from professionals on the draft ambitions and future design of some of the commissioned services as part of the consultation.

Click on the blue 'complete form' button at the end of this page to start the survey.

The survey is divided into subject sections. To progress through each section answer the questions then click on the 'save and continue' button at the end of each section. You can skip any of the sections that are not relevant to you by clicking 'save and continue' without answering the questions and moving on to the next.

  • The questions within this consultation are aimed at all professionals who work across the Brighter Futures Partnership, work in partnership with those services or wish to express their views about the Brighter Futures Strategy, ambitions and associated services.

    Areas covered within this consultation: 

    • The views and thoughts of professionals in respect of the identified strategic priorities and our ambitions
    • Specific questions in respect of four commissioned services:
    • The Healthy Families Service
    • Parenting Programmes
    • Sexual Violence & Abuse Support
    • Domestic Abuse Support


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