Gateway to. better education. and health care. Information for stakeholders. Services for Children in Care. Gateway Assessments (health assessments and education profiles). The establishment of primary mental health services for children and young people in care.
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Information for stakeholders
Gateway Assessments (health assessments and education profiles).
The establishment of primary mental health services for children and young people in care.
Funding for early childhood education for children in care, aged 18 months to three years.
Budget 2011 provided government funding for services to address the needs of children and young people in care. The package includes:
Gateway Assessments are an interagency initiative between Child, Youth and Family, Health and Education, for children and young people in care. Their aim is to:
Children and young people entering CYF care must be referred for a Gateway Assessment.
A social worker may form the belief that a Gateway Assessment would help identify and clarify ways to address health and education needs.
So a referral may also be made when a child or young person is in care already or is being referred for an Family Group Conference (FGC).
Referrals are made to specialist services to address the identified needs.
Urgent health appointment if required
Well Child Provider/ Tamariki Ora
Primary MH Services
Adult AoD and MH Services
The social worker is responsible for:
Teachers information is important: they know how children and young people learn and socialise at school
Exchanging information with teachers is part of the social work role and improves the knowledge all professionals have about children and young people
Social workers request the education profile and draft the
Gateway Assessment referral
Interagency collaboration means teachers, CYF and
health all contribute to the Interagency Services Agreement
Interagency Service Agreements (ISA’s) are a commitment
to provide services to address the educational needs
for children and young people.
history and status of the parents (where there
considered in the assessment
with the social worker and teacher
agreed to provide.
Health and education information needs to be available within time frames, so their needs can be addressed in a timely manner.
The Gateway Assessment process therefore needs to be undertaken within the following timeframes:
We have new funding for mental health services to meet the needs of children and young people identified through Gateway Assessment.
Extension of Intensive Clinical Support Services
New primary services
Primary Mental Health Service
Primary services – CYF will fund evidence based interventions
Names of evidence based interventions
Primary Mental Health Services
0-17 year olds
Intensive Mental Health Services
10-17 year olds
These rely on good social worker engagement & case management
High quality early childhood education
positive long term effects AND immediate returns for children