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  • The team deliver 21 sessions per week across the borough, at evenings and weekends during school term time for children and young adults from ages 5 to19 yrs. Sessions range from supporting complex children who need additional support in local leisure centres and community venues to more able young people taking part in 'youth club' type settings and 'active and able' sessions in sports halls and pools. Sessions are drop/ short break sessions designed to offer some respite for parent/ carers while giving YP fun, creative and worthwhile leisure time while increasing their social skill sets and friendship groups. 
  • School Holiday Sessions provide a very comprehensive daytime service during all school holidays, excluding Christmas). Sessions over holidays will include specific, themed sessions e.g., Science Camps, musical theatre, football and 'know your city' trips to Liverpool city Centre. 
  • The team, work with many partners in helping parents/carers get access to additional services. 
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) – for children and young people up to the age of 18, following assessment CAMHS can offer interventions on a range of mental health difficulties.  
  • Eating Disorder Service – Is a multi-disciplinary team which provides treatment for children and young with an eating disorder. 
  • Early Help Assessment: Coordinated support with a TAF whole family. 
  • Home Coaching: One to one parent course (of children aged 2-8) which aims to strengthen parenting skills by developing techniques which support positive child behaviour by focusing on play, interaction, praise, and rewards. Supports parenting techniques of effective limit setting, consequence and problem solving. Increases children’s social skills and emotional language as well as parents and child's relationship. 
  • Taking Therapies IY: A 14-week parenting group (of children aged 2-8) which aims to strengthen parenting skills by developing techniques which support positive child behaviour focusing on play, interaction, praise, and rewards. Aims to increase children’s social skills, emotional language as well as parents and child's relationship. 
  • VIG: One to one session with parent (of children aged 0-5) and VIG trained practitioner. Aims to improve parent-infant relationships and communication using video. Helps parents to recognise their strengths and discover new skills by raising self-awareness and refection, while building on the relationship with baby/child. 
  • Triple P Primary: Triple P is a 6-week parenting programme. Suitable for families with a child aged 2-12 years. Being a parent is challenging, learn strategies to support with all aspects of parenting. 

Offer of an EH plan when school protocols have not worked to unblock barriers to improved attendance and work with the whole family. 

Participation in Early Help Plans from referral in or stepping down approach. Assessment of strengths and risks to identify further support required. 

  • Intensive Support for Families in need: Our aim is to deliver support 2/3 times per week between 12-20 weeks to families in need of support. Focussed areas of work with completion of such items as Frequency, intensity, duration, and onset (FIDOS) Safety plans, aims and goals, strengths and needs. Intensive 2 - 3 visits per week to home, school, places of attendance.  
  • 12 - 20 weeks support offer: We work with the whole family ensuring that all family members are supported and included. Case mapping with all stakeholders and family members.  
  • Case referrals accepted from Childrens social care via C&F, step down from CIN. We support families to make positive changes for a better future. Use of sustainability model to ensure supportive transitions from support. Ensuring stakeholder invo

Last Updated on Friday, November 3, 2023

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