Family Intervention Projects . London Safeguarding Board 8 th December 2010. Carol Carruthers Service Manager Prevention & Intervention Services. Havering. Affluent with wards of deprivation. Children with a Child Protection Plan. Neglect 48\% Emotional 35\% Physical 17\%
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London Safeguarding Board
8th December 2010
Prevention & Intervention Services
Family characteristics of all of the above:
Manager- IFIT, PAT & CIN
IFIT only accept cases that meet the following criteria:
The graph shows the actual costs incurred to LBH, and the costs to LBH should IFIT not have been involved, and the children were placed in Local Authority Care.
The below graph shows the costs to the Local Authority should IFIT not have been involved, and the children went into a Care Placement (from when case was open to IFIT until child is aged 18):
The PAT undertake in-house assessments. Parenting assessments are also completed independently. The average cost for an independent assessment is between £5-6k. The diagram below shows the number of parenting assessments by LBH and through independent agencies.
“Yes, more understanding”, “Trust her more as she does not twist my words”, “Come to an agreement rather than forced into something”, “Feel less pressured than in previous social work teams”, “More intense work”, “Does not judge”.
“No, done everything for us”, “Done more than any other of the social work teams”.
“Social Worker has helped to get partner involved with Dad’s club”, “helped me realise the issues surrounding domestic violence”, “Helped me put in boundaries/discipline measures with the children which I have never done before”, “Talk to me and ask for my opinion” “All been positive”.
“Social Worker goes out of her way to help, has even rung me when she has been on sick leave”, “Honest”, “Positive”, “Got me in a woman’s refuge, which gave me the kick I needed”, “Has helped with my drug misuse, taking out an injunction and moving house”.
“At the beginning I didn’t agree with something that the Social Worker said, was resolved by a meeting with the Manager of the team and an agreement was reached, since then have got on better”.
“Yes definitely all of my children love her”, “Have noticed a difference with my children, better behaved” ,“Children are more content, behaviour has improved”.
“To join IFIT as they are friendlier”, “Join IFIT as they have changed my life and will help you, they wont judge you just help”, “Recommend them, they listen more as they have families of their own”.
Outcomes for the Child (amalgamation of 3 teams)
This is what I came into Social Work to do
Outcomes for the Authority