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Partners in Practice


Cheshire West and Chester is developing, with partners, a common and consistent approach to practice that spans the continuum of need. Through this, we are seeking to enable the whole of children’s workforce to have a shared language, shared skill set and understanding of assessment, need and vulnerability, to improve outcomes and make a difference for children and families.

Understanding what works

‘New Ways of Working’ is being developed with our partners as a shared model and approach to practice that is being driven forward by the Children’s Trust. By drawing on motivational interviewing and trauma practice, it will provide an evidence-based approach to how we work with children and families.

We want to enable and empower families to make a difference in their lives through evidence-based interventions. We want to identify and understand the impact of trauma, and how we as a collective children’s workforce can work with children and their families to make a difference and improve outcomes across the partnership.

Through this we want to enable and empower the workforce to think differently, practice consistently and build a workforce that has a shared understanding of what success looks like for every child.

Sector Improvement

Cheshire West and Chester’s sector-led improvement offer is based upon an offer of tailored support to meet individual need within local authorities, that is flexible, delivers quality interventions and has a sustained impact.

Our offer focuses on support in:

  • leadership and management at all levels;
  • culture of practice improvement;
  • performance management systems;
  • learning and development; and
  • collaborative and well-coordinated partnership work.

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