Think child, think parent, think family: a guide to parental mental health and child welfare
Putting it into practice
This section was written by Hannah Roscoe, Shirley Ewart-Boyle and Hugh Constant
Whole-family approaches can apply to a range of services and service users.
This implementation resource looks at how the five English local authority areas and the five Northern Irish health and social care trusts went about implementing the recommendations of Think Child, Think Parent, Think Family. It is based on quarterly self-reports from each of the sites, which SCIE staff then used to complete quarterly updates. In addition, notes from individual and collective site meetings were used to inform resource, as was a reflective log maintained by SCIE staff involved in the implementation.
In this section:
- Background to the implementation - Why and how SCIE supported the implementation of the guide
- The implementation plans - What sites chose to implement, and how they developed their plans
- What the sites did: England - Some of the key practice initiatives in the five English sites
- What the sites did: Northern Ireland - Some of the key practice initiatives in the five Northern Irish trust area sites
- Lessons about process - What we learnt about the process of implementing the recommendations
- What helps and hinders progress - What can get in the way of making things happen, and what can help
- Lessons about practice: promising areas - Ideas to explore about practice in whole-family working
- Lessons about practice: problem areas - Issues that remained difficult to tackle