Think child, think parent, think family: a guide to parental mental health and child welfare

Introduction: Characteristics of a successful service

The characteristics or indicators of success outlined below are drawn from the requirements of law and policy, along with messages from research and practice.

We have included this section as it gives an overview of what this guide is striving to achieve. It also provides broad outcome measures that can be used to assess impact locally and in evaluating the impact of the guidance overall.

A successful service will:

A high-quality service that incorporates a 'think child, think parent, think family' model is one that:

To achieve this, a cross-agency response will need to (32):