Successful parenting can make all the difference in the welfare of a child: their development, their potentials, their level of achievement.

Unfortunately, children don’t come with an owners manual, so how do parents become better parents? How does the local authority work to help them improve their parenting?

Local government has faced an unprecedented challenge over the last few years – savage cuts, increasing demand and rising expectation – and new approaches have had to be evolved to better service the needs of children and families, including helping parents better their parenting.

“You were recommended
to me by my Family
Support Worker; and
now I’d recommend
you to anyone else.
If I ever need a family
law solicitor again,
I’ll be round to see
Brendan straight away.
My son and I are
now both safe. We
have a new life. I can’t
thank you enough.”Our client, Kelly

Radically restructuring local authorities’ access to services, the Commissioning Support Programme is working with national partners and leading commissioners to find solutions. Established in late 2008, their success comes from their ability to be a powerful agent of change through a unique commissioning approach.

Their approach is focused around brokering local relationships and partnerships that can ensure an effective range of services, delivered how and where families want them and in a way that makes the best use of resources and expertise.

The success of the initiative has come from an objective view of the totality of the problem on a national level, allowing the delivery of better outcomes for children, young people and families at a local level.

Best Practice, Policy and Guidance for Parenting

Part of this success has come from the pooling of national resources to create a “bank” of knowledge and experience, allowing the sharing of best practice and the establishment of general policy and guidance regarding parenting.

The methodology does not promote a particular service design but empowers local professionals and communities to understand the system and create a more effective design. It offers a pragmatic, scalable way of implementing Total Place and Big Society, which quickly implements a top-led bottom-up design of local services.

The Commissioning Support Programme works flexibly with all local authorities in England and their partner organizations to  help them achieve better outcomes for children, young people and their families.

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Brendan Fleming Solicitors are nationally recognized as a leading choice in the area of care work. We are justifiably proud of our expertise and our success rate. We are contracted to the Legal Services Commission for this type of work and are considered to be one of the leading national firms for publicly funded services.

Our principal, Brendan Fleming, has won a reputation for his innovative approach, spearheading many new ways of securing justice for families caught in the care proceedings trap. He is a member of a select children’s panel and recognised and approved by the Law Society.

If the local authority are trying to get a care order issued on your child, and to see how we can help you, contact Brendan Fleming Solicitors.

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