Understanding County Lines Online learning

This series of three courses from Level 1 to Level 3 will explore and give you a greater understanding of county lines, the connection between county lines and gangs, exploitation within county lines, who is at risk and the indictors that a child may be the victim of county lines.

Strengthening Care Programme

The Strengthening Care Programme will support excellence in residential and foster care settings, with a focus on the knowledge and skills needed to provide purposeful and effective care to children and young people. This programme will unpack what is needed to create a home and become a parent that meets each individual child’s needs, that repairs damage, restores relationships and prepares each child for a successful adulthood. 

Making space for practitioners, managers,and leaders to talk through their fears
and worries about working in difficult environments and to explore their own goals
in a confidential setting with an experienced facilitator.

Developing skilled and vibrant professionals

Our approach

We create helpful training programmes your workers will actually look forward to. We can help practitioners, managers and leaders in children’s and adult services, multi-agency partners and any professionals working with children, adults and their families.

Since 2007, we’ve worked alongside local authorities and trained over 975 social practitioners to make a positive impact on the lives of children, young people and their families. We can help your staff to excel by equipping them with the tools and knowledge that result in measurable improvements in practice.

Completely flexible and designed around your requirements, facilitated by entertaining and knowledgeable trainers and informed by the latest evidence, our training programmes will become a treasured and helpful resource. We’ll support you as you achieve lasting improvements at all levels of your organisation.


Why us

A principled and responsive approach to making ourselves helpful, with exciting and engaging trainers who are experienced and qualified social workers.

Just like the social practitioners we serve, we go to work every day to make a positive difference in the lives of children. We work with a small number of local authorities where we feel we can make a real difference. This means you can rely on us as a trusted partner, to support your staff in the exact areas where they need it most. We’ll stand by you to deliver tangible and measurable improvements in practice that lead to better outcomes for children, young people and their families.


Our qualifications

  • All our trainers are HCPC registered social workers with recent practice experience.
  • All trainers are members of BASW and have been through the Disclosure and Barring Service possessing current clearances.
  • Jo Fox, Gerry Nosowska and Phil Rigotti are associates of Research in Practice.
  • Strengthening Practice is a member of the UK Register of Learning Providers.
  • Strengthening Practice is a BASW accredited CPD provider.


Our people

Our trainers never teach ‘at’ people. They’re completely tuned into what’s happening in the room.

They’ll give your staff a space to exchange knowledge – absorbing the latest evidence-informed research on what works in practice and working together to apply this to their work.

All our trainers are registered social workers, and each is a recognised expert in their own area of speciality. This makes them brilliant role models who’ll inspire your staff to strive for excellence in their practice.

Strengthening Practice Workforce Development Programme Guide

Get your hands on our comprehensive training programme guide, simply send us your details… 

Proud to work in partnership with...

We’re incredibly proud of the changes we’ve helped to promote in our clients’ organisations and the positive impact this has on the lives of children, young people, adults and older people.

We enjoy long-term relationships with our clients, where we become part of your team to support you and your practitioners. We work side by side with authorities as a trusted partner, contributing to improvements in practice and helping you to achieve your goals.

And more...

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