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14 2 Link Worker Framework

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14 2 Link Worker Framework

  1. 1. Outcomes Monitoring Framework – FASS Link Worker Service, Overall Aims To offer a confidential Kinship Care service to adults affected by a family members’ alcohol / drug addiction Activity 1: To sign-post Kinship Carers to identified services based on need Specific Aims Outcomes Outcome Indicators Data Collection Methods 1. To enable kinship carers to receive specialised supports 1a) Kinship carers have; Range of services offered HVQ HVC FOCR Extent to which kinship carers report they have; 1.1 increased understanding of the particular issue they face, 1.1 increased understanding of the particular issue they face, Q1, 2, 3, 5, Q2 1.2 reduced stress and, 1.2 reduced stress and, Q2, 3 Q3 1.3 improved ability to deal or cope with their issue and are, 1.3 improved ability to deal or cope with their issue and Q3 Q3 1.4 better able to make informed choices about where they go for specialised support 1.4 are, better able to make informed choices about where they go for specialised support Q1, 2 Q6, 7, 8, 9, 12 Q1 HVQ = Home Visit Questionnaire - HVC = Home Visit Checklist - FOCR = Follow On Call Record Activity 2: To produce information on specific kinship support services for carers Specific Aims Outcomes Outcome Indicators Data Collection Methods 2. To enable carers to choose a service of interest 2a) Carers have; Profile of services agreed to be accessed HVQ HVC FOCR Extent to which kinship carers report they have; 2.1 reduced social isolation, 2.1 reduced social isolation, Q1 Q1, 2 2.2 increased confidence in approaching and asking for a service and, 2.2 increased confidence in approaching and asking for a service and, Q4 Q4, 5 2.3 improved support networks 2.3 improved support networks Q2 Q1 2.4 2.4 Level of participation in additional services Q1 HVQ = Home Visit Questionnaire - HVC = Home Visit Checklist - FOCR = Follow On Call Record 1
  2. 2. HVQ = Home Visit Questionnaire - HVC = Home Visit Checklist - FOCR = Follow On Call Record Activity 4: To facilitate parenting skills group work programmes Specific Aims Outcomes Outcome Indicators Data Collection Methods 4. To improve existing parenting styles and skills 4a) Kinship carers have; Range of Parenting Skills Programmes offered Pre-course Post-course Course Feedback 4.1 Increased level of attendance 4.1 Increased Level of attendance Q1 Extent to which kinship carers report they have; 4.2 increased confidence in their ability as a carer; 4.2 increased confidence in their ability as a carer, Q7, 9, 13, 14 Q3 4.3 better communication with the child and are, 4.3 better communication with the child and are; Q15 Q4 4.4 enabled to implement positive changes and 4.4 better able to implement positive changes and Q13 Q5 4.5 reduce sudden and negative responses to challenging behaviours 4.5 respond to challenging behaviours Q16 Q7 2 Activity 3: To offer one-to-one confidential support, advice and information Specific Aims Outcomes Outcome Indicators Data Collection Methods 3. To enable kinship carers to speak openly and honestly 3a) Kinship carers have; Extent to which kinship carers report they have; HVQ HVC FOCR 3.1 increased trust between worker and carer 3.1 increased trust between worker and carer Q7 Q1, 2, 15 Q3, 4, 5, 6, 3.2 reduced perceptions of stigma attached to asking for help and, 3.2 reduced perceptions of stigma attached to asking for help and, Q5 Q6 3.3 improved awareness of the value of person centred support 3.3 improved awareness of the value of person centred support Q1, 7 Q6
  3. 3. HVQ = Home Visit Questionnaire - HVC = Home Visit Checklist - FOCR = Follow On Call Record – KGQ = Kinship Group Questionnaire 3 Activity 5: To provide opportunities for carers to access respite services & local kinship groups Specific Aims Outcomes Outcome Indicators Data Collection Methods 5. To improve emotional and psychological wellbeing 5a) Kinship carers have; Extent to which kinship carers report they have; HVQ HVC FOCR KGQ 5.1 reduced stress, reduced stress, Q2, Q2, 3 Q3 5.2 reduced anxiety and tension within family relationships, reduced anxiety and tension within family relationships, Q3 Q2, 3 Q3, 4 5.3 increased engagement with peers and, increased engagement with peers and, Q1 Q2, 4 5.4 more quality time on their own to do what they enjoy more quality time on their own to do what they enjoy Q2 Range of respite opportunities available Q1, Q6, 8, 9, 11, 13 Q1 Q2
  4. 4. APQ = Annual Partnership Questionnaire – PF = Link Worker Presentation Feedback 4 Activity 6: To inform other agencies, organisations, projects & staff teams of FASS & Link Worker Support Services Specific Aims Outcomes Outcome Indicators Data Collection Methods 6. To inform of & increase referrals to FASS & the Kinship Care service 6a) Organisations & workers have; Extent to which organisations & workers report they have; 6.1 increased knowledge of the services & supports that FASS & the Link Worker in particular provide 6.2 an increased knowledge & understanding of the Link Worker’s partnership role within FASS & Geeza Break & the 2nd Generation Care service criteria 6.3 know the referral process for the Link Worker support service 6.4 increased confidence that they can refer or sign-post Kinship Carers to the Link Worker service

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