The Butterflies and Bees training course for foster carers, (which has recently been updated and had its name changed to: Therapeutic Parenting Pick 'n' Mix), is usually a ten week group for carers and parents to develop in their abilities to therapeutically and reflectively support the children in their care. Thinking Aloud will be running a condensed version of the course over two 2.5 hour session, available to all staff: FPT, CLA, Locality Team social workers, IRO's, Breakthrough mentors, to help you discover some of the techniques, strategies and theories we are sharing with carers. We will cover in depth the impact of trauma and disrupted attachment on children’s development and mental health. There will also be lots of space to try techniques out and play some games to embed our understanding.”
This event will provide an opportunity for members to learn more about how the council is taking forward its new Local Plan.
Officers will present how our new Local Plan is addressing the challenges of: meeting all our communities housing and jobs needs, maintaining a 5 year housing land supply, ensuring we make effective use of brown field land, regeneration opportunities, achieve the necessary infrastructure to support new development, helping to meet the council’s climate change emergency and nature recovery objectives through supporting renewable energy and green infrastructure delivery, and the new spatial planning policies needed to be deliver the council’s objectives for sustainable development.
Officers will also seek to explain how we are preparing the new Local Plan in the context of the Government’s new Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill and requirements to support cross boundary strategic City Region planning.