This workshop is aimed at practitioners and managers who wish to share their journey and experience of pre-birth planning, assessment and the critical importance of pregnancy in influencing outcomes for children. It is also an opportunity for delegates to share the benefits and challenges of this area of practice, and by collectively sharing knowledge and experience we can begin to develop ideas for improvement.
In 2008 the Scottish Government published its Early Years Framework , a ten year plan with an ambition to give children “the best possible start in life”, by shifting the focus from crisis management to prevention, early identification and early intervention in the delivery of early years services.
One specific ambition of the Framework was that “Local partners will work to develop a parental capacity-building model for antenatal and postnatal services” and as the ten year plan nears completion, this workshop will provide a platform to hear from those who have been working with families in this area. Pre-birth planning and early engagement with parents will also be discussed, recognising how this is impacting change across Scotland; resulting in more positive outcomes for children and parents, even when some are unable to care for their children.
We are delighted to have Dr Mary Ross Davie, Director RCM (Royal College of Midwifery) Scotland join us on the day. Mary will speak about the importance of partnership working, based on her experience as a practitioner and her further research.
The workshop is a free event and refreshments & lunch will be provided, but places must be booked.