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Team Around the Child Presentation to CYPL Overview & Scrutiny Board

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Team Around the Child Presentation to CYPL Overview & Scrutiny Board

  1. 1. Team Around the Child Update Overview & Scrutiny Board 12 July 2010 Case Studies
  2. 2. Common Assessment Form (CAF) referrals received - May 09 - July 10
  3. 3. CAF 1 <ul><li>Initiated by primary school </li></ul><ul><li>Transition to secondary school imminent – possible vulnerability </li></ul><ul><li>Behavioural difficulties within the home </li></ul><ul><li>No difficulties at school </li></ul>
  4. 4. Initial TAC <ul><li>Representatives of primary and secondary school </li></ul><ul><li>Family members </li></ul><ul><li>TAC Coordinator </li></ul>
  5. 5. TAC process <ul><li>Child seen by Counsellor </li></ul><ul><li>Parents given parenting advice </li></ul><ul><li>2 Review TAC </li></ul><ul><li>Final TAC planned to close – sufficient progress made </li></ul>
  6. 6. CAF 6 <ul><li>Initiated by Secondary School </li></ul><ul><li>Behavioural difficulties within school and community </li></ul><ul><li>Lone mother – defensive and therefore difficult to engage </li></ul>
  7. 7. Initial TAC <ul><li>Secondary school representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Parenting support group worker </li></ul><ul><li>Youth club leader </li></ul><ul><li>Escalation of difficulties led to </li></ul><ul><li>So To Do </li></ul><ul><li>Social Services </li></ul>
  8. 8. TAC process <ul><li>Mother agrees to attend a Parenting Support group in the Autumn </li></ul><ul><li>Young person would benefit from individual male mentor – attempt to find male volunteer </li></ul>
  9. 9. CAF 15 <ul><li>Initiated by Health visitor </li></ul><ul><li>No real concerns re development of children </li></ul><ul><li>Mother highly anxious- believes herself a bad mother </li></ul>
  10. 10. Initial TAC <ul><li>Health Visitor </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary workers </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health counsellor </li></ul><ul><li>Home Start organiser </li></ul><ul><li>TAC Coordinator </li></ul>
  11. 11. TAC process <ul><li>Representative from Junior school joins TAC </li></ul><ul><li>Health Visitor comments on Mother’s increased confidence level and reduction on demands made on her time </li></ul><ul><li>Mother has started to volunteer in school and Voluntary project </li></ul>
  12. 12. CAF 16 <ul><li>Initiated by Gwalia Care & Support </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns re allegations of sexual abuse within family – NFA’d by Social Services following investigation </li></ul>
  13. 13. Initial TAC – Complex case <ul><li>Junior and Secondary School representatives </li></ul><ul><li>2 Community workers from voluntary agencies </li></ul>
  14. 14. TAC process <ul><li>Number of ‘tools’ introduced to family which are reviewed in TAC meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Family continues to experience minor crises on a regular basis </li></ul><ul><li>Health worker (advice) </li></ul><ul><li>Behavioural difficulties continue but some progress being achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Without TAC would have been a case referred to Social Services – not eligible </li></ul>
  15. 15. CAF 24 <ul><li>Initiated by voluntary sector </li></ul><ul><li>Mother not able to cope following move to area (escape Domestic Abuse) and loss of previous support </li></ul><ul><li>Risk to children? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Initial TAC <ul><li>Mental health social worker & support worker </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary agency </li></ul><ul><li>Family Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Health centre </li></ul><ul><li>Junior school (telephone contact) </li></ul>
  17. 17. TAC process <ul><li>Highlighted support needed for summer holidays </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated response </li></ul><ul><li>Mother- “good to have all the people I need to help me in one room” </li></ul>
  18. 18. CAF 32 <ul><li>Initiated by Genesis 2 worker </li></ul><ul><li>Severe Behavioural difficulties in home and school </li></ul><ul><li>Very little support around the family </li></ul>
  19. 19. Initial TAC - planned <ul><li>Junior school – to include PEC from September </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis </li></ul><ul><li>Trehafod </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary school? </li></ul>
  20. 20. TAC process <ul><li>Focus will need to be on strengthening ability of parent’s to impose boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Child needs concerted effort from all parties to improve his communication abilities to reduce frustration and enable him to start to succeed </li></ul>