Why is 'making relationships central' not in the new formulation?

The most significant environment for human beings is other human beings. We are hard wired to be social creatures, and it is our relationships with others that make us who we are - and who we can become.

But if building relationships is at the the core of what being a PIE is all about, why then is 'building relationships' not one of the main themes in the new PIEs 2.0 framework, as it was in the earlier versions?

The answer is that building relationships is central. Its not a separate activity that you can add in. It runs through everything.

And so when we come to creating a self assessment framework for PIEs - the Pizazz - which is based on providing and discussing the actual evidence for what services are dong that makes them PIEs, finding evidence for building relationships is not a separate area.

Its simply too central for that. Its everywhere. The real evidence is in what services write about themselves in all the other areas.


NB: There will be a lot more to say on the Pizazz - the self assessment framework for PIEs - in the coming weeks, as the first of the pilots of the model start to get to work. In the meantime, you can catch up a little with this working party video HERE 

Useful reading/viewing

Useful reading/viewing

A lived experience view (Aaron's outline of what a PIE is about). HERE

Not how I meet them (Karl's poem) HERE

Just talking? How relationships disrupt social disadvantage HERE

What does a good professional relationship look like for homeless young people? (Coming next)

Organisations that foster relationships ( by The R word) (Coming next)

Core skills of engagement HERE

Conducting research and evaluation with people with complex needs in a person-centred waHERE

Empathy, tenacity and compassion; an evaluation of relationship-based practice in Brighton & Hove  HERE

Is the PIE evolving? HERE


PIEs 2.0 introductory videos

Overall introduction

  • A new and more customisable framework for PIEs HERE
  • PIEs 2.0 - the development process HERE

Specific areas of the new formula

  • Staff training and Support HERE
  • Psychological Awareness HERE
  • Learning and Enquiry HERE
  • Creating Spaces of Opportunity HERE
  • The Three R's HERE