The London and South East Collaborative runs Looked After Children implementation groups that are a platform for the partnerships to share information and learning, as well as problem solving challenges in implementing CYP IAPT principles.
This page will be updated with outputs from that group as well as resources that have may be useful for professionals working with LAC. If you have any resources or information to add, or would like to join the distribution list for this group please get in touch.
The next LAC group is on 25th May 2017 – please save the date and details will be released asap.
Notes and products from previous LAC events
Recommendations & Guidance for Looked After Childrens Services: Key Considerations and Outcome Measurement in Therapeutic Work & Consultation
Clinicians attending the Looked After Childrens CYP IAPT implementation group have developed a guidance booklet for Looked After Children Services. The guidance includes 3 documents (and quick reference guides) for 3 areas of work:
- Outcome Measurement with Children who are Looked After in Public Care
- The Use of ROMS in Consultation for Children and Young People who are Looked After
- Statement about providing psychotherapeutic assessment and intervention within the Looked After Children (LAC) population
You can download the guide here. Please feel free to distribute to those who may find it useful.
Review of Pathways and Outcome Measures Presentation by Martina Paglia
Attachment in practice slides Presentation by Matt Woolgar
Reports and guidance
- What good looks like in psychological services for children, young people and their families (2015) publication of the Division of Clinical Psychology Faculty for Children, Young People and Their Families. Paper 9 ‘Delivering psychological services for children, young people and families with complex social care needs’ is particularly relevant
- Vulnerable_Groups_and_Inequalities Task and finish group report (2015) – Proposals from the Future In Mind working group
- Achieving emotional wellbeing for looked after children (2015) NSPCC report
- Looked after children’s health: key official guidance documents (2016) – guidance from The Children’s Partnership
- NICE guidance – Looked-after children and young people
- NICE guidance – Children’s attachment: attachment in children and young people who are adopted from care, in care or at high risk of going into care
- Transforming mental health services for children who have experienced abuse – summarises the NSPCC’s LTP analysis
- Keep On Caring: Supporting Young People from Care to Independence – Department for Education strategy document for improving services, support and advice for care leavers
- Beyond Adversity: Addressing the mental health needs of young people who face complexity and adversity in their lives – Young Minds report
- Residential Care in England – independent review of children’s residential care
- ARC: Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency: A Comprehensive Framework for Intervention with Complexly Traumatized Youth produced by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Response to the Department for Children, Schools and Families consultation:
Guidance on Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Looked After Children – BPS response document
- Psychologists as expert witnesses in the Family Courts in England and Wales: Standards, competencies and expectations – Family Justice Council
and BPS guidance provides information to all stakeholders regarding the use of psychologists as expert witnesses and provides discipline specific information in relation to regulation, codes of conduct, competencies, supervision/peer review and quality of service.
Feedback from LAC
- Talking to Looked After Children and Care Leavers – Healthwatch Waltham Forest Report which includes useful feedback from CYP about CAMHS
- Finding my way – animated documentary about the challenges and expectations of leaving care, created by young people in Cambridgeshire in August 2013.
- CPLAAC – Clinical Psychologists working with Looked After and Adopted Children. Network for professionals working with LAAC
- DCP faculty for Children, Young People and their Families – Member Network of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology. It is made up of clinical psychologists who specialise in working with children, young people and their families, although other professions may join as Associate members.
- Measures in use with Looked After Children (LAC) survey to inform future guidance and recommendations around outcome measures with LAC
- Tools page on CPLAAC website – Here you can download the Carer Questionnaire, Consultation Evaluation Form and Adapted Questions for CHI