Our way of working

At forfutures we fuel potential to improve lives. This means equipping staff with the right skills and training. Our Way of Working is about developing a common and consistent approach to working with the most vulnerable people living in communities where we work.

Researched and driven forward by the Children’s Trust it has a strong preventative approach and is based upon shared language and shared understanding across all partner agencies.

Many customers experience a wide range of difficulties, in many cases their lifestyle may lead to varying levels of trauma. One of the core visions of the training is to improve resilience as well as emotional health and wellbeing. It builds upon our staff’s personal strengths and enables them to improve overall outcomes for those customers actively engaging with our services.

Forfutures worked in partnership Cheshire West and Chester Council in the delivery of ‘Our Way of Working’ training at a range of levels with representation at Communications meeting, Training and Development Meeting as well as the Strategic Subgroup. These meetings focus and drive delivery across all services and partners across Cheshire West and Chester.

To date 103 forfutures staff have attended the Leaders or Core training programme with a further 14 undertaking the enhanced sessions as well as one staff member attending Trauma Informed Assessments training.

Following the training one staff member said “I now have the ability to manage situations safely and recognise, respond and continue to build resilience to situations as they occur.”

At forfutures we value the individual and tailor our approach to each person. The Our Way of Working training will complement our work to benefit the customer with a greater understanding of how the customer journey impacts upon the present behaviours.

We will build their self-confidence and enable customers to grow and build coping strategy to improve their lives.