Risk Support i-THRIVE Community of Practice event

On Monday 14 November the i-THRIVE programme hosted an i-THRIVE Community of Practice shared learning event in Manchester. Greater Manchester and Salford are one of the i-THRIVE national accelerator sites.

This i-THRIVE Community of Practice event focused on the delivery of care for children and young people in the ‘Getting Risk Support’ needs based group.

Risk support is arguably one of the aspects of the THRIVE framework that is the most controversial. This event was a really great opportunity for implementation sites to learn about how they might approach delivering risk support locally.

The day was opened by Paul Jenkins, Chief Executive of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the i-THRIVE Partnership Board.

This was followed by a workshop on delivering Risk Support by Professor Peter Fonagy and Peter Fuggle. Peter Fonagy is Chief Executive of The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) and Peter Fuggle is Director of Clinical Services and AMBIT co-lead at AFNCCF.

Professor Miranda Wolpert provided attendees with an update on the latest iteration of the THRIVE conceptual framework, which launched that month in November 2016. Miranda Wolpert is the lead author of THRIVE and the Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) and Founder and Director of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC).

We also heard from two i-THRIVE Community of Practice sites. Camden shared their approach to delivering risk support locally and we heard an update on how the ‘Scaling Up i-THRIVE in North East London Foundation Trust’ was going. Greater Manchester also gave an overview of their plans for an i-THRIVE northern hub.

Thank you to everybody who presented and attended the event and contributed to the lively discussions and shared learning.

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