Mental health and wellbeing of looked after children

The Education Committee, May 2016

This report on the mental health and well-being of looked-after children notes that a significant number of local authorities and health services are failing to identify mental health issues when children enter care.

Click here to view the report.

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My life, my support, my choice: A narrative for person centred coordinated care & support for children & young people with complex lives

National Voices, March 2015

This report, published today by National Voices and the Think Local Act Personal partnership (TLAP), sets out how good, coordinated – or integrated – support looks to children and young people.  The report offers a clear set of outcomes that commissioners and service providers should be working to.  It covers children and young people up to the age of 25 and takes account of the transition into adulthood.

Click here for further information and to download the report.

What works in preventing and treating poor mental health in looked after children?

NSPCC, October 2014

This report commissioned by the NSPCC aims to provide a review of interventions to prevent and treat mental heath problems in looked after children and under what conditions interventions have the best chance of success.

Click here to view the full report.

Keeping Myself Safe: Practitioner’s toolkit for developing effective relationships with vulnerable young people

Action for Children, August 2014

Action for Children have developed a new practitioner’s toolkit which gives young people in our residential services a voice and offers guidance to the practitioners who support them.

Focusing on safeguarding issues such as risk taking behaviour and self harm, the toolkit explores the skills and qualities which practitioners should have if they are to build effective professional relationships which can enable young people to build their resilience, develop confidence and manage risk in their lives.

Please click here for further information and to download the toolkit.