CYP Trauma Informed Blackburn with Darwen Strategic Network

Last week, we held a very productive and encouraging first session of the CYP Trauma Informed Blackburn with Darwen Strategic Network with representatives from Blackburn with Darwen Council, Spring North, Blackburn Youth Zone, The Birchall Trust, Youth Action, and Child Action North West.

This meeting was to provide a comprehensive overview of our upcoming initiatives and present an opportunity for BwD organisations to explore potential involvement. Sue Irwin delivered a presentation to introduce the network to trauma-informed concepts and to create discussion around our objectives and strengths.


Why Join the Strategic Network?

  • Collaborative Approach: Engage in a partnership that supports and drives the trauma-informed agenda, developing a universal language across multiple agencies.
  • Resource Access: Gain access to a comprehensive set of resources, including audit tools, training opportunities, and best practice examples – all in an accessible format.
  • Strategic Leadership: Play a pivotal role in leading and embedding trauma-informed practices within prominent organisations working with children and young people (CYP).
  • System-Wide Impact: Contribute to a whole-system approach that addresses trauma through an ecological framework, enhancing understanding of risk and resilience factors from pre-birth to adulthood.


Objectives of the Strategic Network:

  • Provide strategic support and direction to the trauma-informed movement in BwD.
  • Identify priority groups most vulnerable to trauma and take a system-wide approach to support them.
  • Serve as a central hub for communication and knowledge sharing between managed networks and strategic leadership boards.
  • Develop and support a shared trauma-informed language, systems, policies, practices, culture, and ethos within our communities.


Join the Network
If you would like to be involved in future meetings and discussions with the CYP Trauma Informed Blackburn with Darwen Strategic Network, please let us know here.

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Published: June 24, 2024