Kent CC Early Intervention and Prevention

Core Assets Children’s Services worked with families in crisis across Kent through our Safer Stronger Families adolescent support service.

Kent CC Early Intervention and Prevention

Core Assets Children’s Services worked with families in crisis across Kent through our Safer Stronger Families adolescent support service.

About this project

The Authority was in need of a ‘Crisis Intervention Service’ to try and turn around a steady increase in Kent’s population of children taken into care. Through delivery of our service we aimed to enable young people to remain living with their family and avoid becoming looked after or support teenagers already in the care system to return home. This was achieved via intensive interventions through a targeted key worker model.

We worked with families with multiple and complex needs that are impacting on family functioning; this included poor school attendance/attainment, unemployment, involvement in crime or ASB, domestic abuse, health issues and children who need help. We allocated a dedicated key worker to ‘grab and grip’ the family, working assertively to enable families to build upon their strengths and develop strategies for managing difficulties, reducing reliance on intensive services and creating safer, stronger family units. We also used robust measurement tools to support impact and progress analysis, including SDQ and Family Functioning scales.

The 12 week programme directly contributed to the council’s target of reducing numbers of looked after children. Our interventions also helped to improve young people’s attendance and engagement with education. At the end of the third year of operation, the service evolved to include more long-term support options to enable and help sustain the positive changes the families have made.

To read more about our Safer Stronger Families model, click here.

533

young people prevented from becoming Looked After

133

young people stepped down from Child Protection & Child in Need levels

25

young people in care successfully reunited home

Kent County Council

Our experience of working with the Safer Stronger Families team has been very positive. The service is delivered in a professional and appropriate way, with the Project Manager and team working across a range of complex needs and communicative and understanding in the manner in which they interact with partners

Parent

I really did not think this intervention would do any good at all, but how wrong I was. I can finally see some light and options ahead of us

Social Worker

…very impressed with the work being undertaken by Core Assets. It was very refreshing to be able to feel that the concerns were taken on board by someone who had took the appropriate time to listen to and digest the case

Young Person

I believe that me & mum have come very far and I’m beginning to understand my anger which is mostly all I wanted but I’d like more help with my anger

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