Islington Think Family Service. Islington Think Family. What is Think Family? Partners What we’ve done so far Challenges and benefits What next?. What is Think Family?. Background: Families at Risk Review Stats – national/local A Think Family approach What it looks like in Islington.
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Stats – national/local
A child or young person (under 18) who is caring out significant caring tasks and assuming a level of responsibility for another person, which would usually be taken by an adult”.
Definition provided by Department of Health (1995)
-- Long-term illness
-- Separation due to hospital stay
-- Stigma attached to some illnesses (e.g. HIV)
-- Fear of bereavement
-- Lack of understanding of the illness
The referral for the family was received from Islington Children’s Social Care who advised that Ms A had a diagnosis of Depression and is Agoraphobic. Ms A was being assessed by the Mental Health Crisis Team following an incident where she drank a bottle of rum and was having suicidal thoughts.
Think Family Key Worker/ Young Carers Worker
Learning Mentor from B’s School
Substance Misuse Support Worker
Mentor for Child
Young Peoples Drug and Alcohol Service