Trauma Informed Lancashire and the Children and Families Wellbeing Service (Lancashire County Council)

The Children and Families Wellbeing Service (CFW) are working towards becoming a Trauma Aware Service. This feeds into Lancashire County Councils pledge of becoming a Trauma Informed Council.


CFW have developed with the support of Lancashire Violence Reduction Network (LVRN) a 3-year plan across the whole service to achieve Trauma Aware status. CFW have utilised the LVRNs organisational development toolkit to clearly identify the needs of the service and have developed a bespoke package of training for ALL our staff and this will be implemented from September 2023. The training packages focused both of our children, young people, adults, and communities strengths and needs as well as recognising that our staff members themselves are not immune to trauma or its impact both in their professional and personal lives.


CFW are working towards 4 Bronze Quality Mark Awards with ‘One Small Thing’ charity which will support us to understand, plan, action and embed changes to how we work alongside children, young people and their families and empower them to understand their experiences and the impact of trauma alongside creating culture that promotes collaboration, transparency, and safety throughout the service.


CFW are further developing a pathway of training which will enhance our external offer, by providing taster and information sessions to schools and partners and a basic awareness course which our trainers will deliver across our districts.


Head of Service Kathy Ashworth drives forward this agenda and CFW is fully committed with a robust action plan in place until 2025 to show how we will become a Trauma Aware service.


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