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Strengthening Families, Protecting Children (SFPC)

Welcome to the Strengthening Families, Protecting Children (SFPC) website!

This site hosts the Strengthening Families Journal and additional material to capture learning from the Strengthening Families, Protecting Children programme. It connects activity across the programme with wider research and policy, setting the scene for the role innovation has to play in children’s social care.

Find out more on our About the programme page.

We look forward to sharing this content with you over the coming years!

Workforce Learning Report

This report includes a series of top tips for effective staff recruitment, development and retention.

Workforce Learning Report

About the SFPC programme.

About the programme

Find out more about the StrengtheniFind out more about the Hertfordshire Family Safeguarding Families, Protecting Children (SFPC) programme, and who is involved.


Learn more about different local authorities’ initiatives to improve their work with families and safely reduce the number of children entering care, through implementing successful sector-designed innovations.

Strengthening Families Journal

Here you can access issues of the Strengthening Families Journal – the regular publication dedicated to capturing learning from the SFPC programme.


Hear from the recent learning events and workshops covering three innovations in children’s social care.


What Works in Children’s Social Care Centre (WWCSC) have published findings from their pilot evaluations.

Resources and tools

Resources and tools to help adopter authorities implementing one of the Strengthening Families innovations