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Part of Care Act 2014
This resource explains how local authorities can ensure early and comprehensive identification of children, children’s carers and young carers where there is a likely need for care and support after the child in question turns 18 and a transition assessment would be of ‘significant benefit’. It also examines what some authorities are doing in practice and considers some of the principles behind that practice which align with the Care Act 2014, including: co-production and power-sharing; building good relationships with young people and their families; engaging with black and minority ethnic families; proactive early identification; integrated IT systems; and joined-up thinking. It looks at mental health transitions and transition from youth justice and includes a checklist for the identification of seldom heard groups. The Hampshire, Newham and Stoke-on-Trent practice examples set out in detail the approaches to identification and transition in three councils.
This film for staff in mental health and children’s services from all sectors brings together professionals from health, social care and education. Each professional has experience of dealing with parental mental health issues in the voluntary sector, in education, in community mental health and in family centres.
The film for mental health staff and children’s services describes the experience of a young woman who looks after her mum and how agencies work together to improve services for parents with mental health problems and their children.
Learn about one mother’s experience of seeking mental health support for herself and her family. This video sets out in practice how different services worked together with the family to provide the support that was needed.
The mental health and wellbeing of children and adults in families where a parent has a mental health problem are closely linked. Not all families need health and social care services. However, those that do often struggle to get accessible and effective support that addresses children’s needs and recognises the parental responsibilities of many adults with mental health problems.
SCIE has produced Parental Mental Health interim and final evaluation reports and this At a glance briefing summarises what the
implementation sites did, and the lessons learned.
Part of e-Learning courses
This e-learning module aims to help front-line and strategic managers to implement the 'Think Child, think parent, think family' approach. Sections one and two provide front line managers with a range of audit tools to help them gauge the readiness of their staff to implement the ‘Think Family’ guidance. Section three, strategic management, identifies the key drivers needed by strategic managers to target action at a local level , identify the barriers to change and potential solutions.
This video for social workers and students follows the complex and challenging yet rewarding work of a children’s services social worker. It looks at the complexity of cases that children’s social workers deal with on daily basis from family support to child protection cases.
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SCIE response to the HMT/DfES Joint policy review of children and young people.
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