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Malt is a multi agency team working within Integrated children's services. Working jointly with youth and community, education, health and the voluntary sector.
The MALTS work with children 0-18 years, their parents and the professionals in contact with them. The aim of the service is to work with young people with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties.
Who is doing what and where with young people and families in the Malt area ?
The team develop links and joint working protocols, using the CAF, with schools and other partners (including the voluntary sector) to wrap accountable and safe services around children, young people and families.
Define what the level of need is and how can the teams limited resources be best used.
Who are the schools and community most worried about ?
Build capacity !
Create ongoing dialogue and involvement with service users in team development and service provision
Find out about existing good practice.
Find out who has got the relationships with young people in this area of the city. Develop ways of working to borrow this trust.
Develop robust ways to support universal services such as schools re emotional and mental health needs of young people.
Early intervention, quick response, based in the local community, using the CAF
Create simple and flexible referral system - swift and easy access to specialist support and clear pathways. The CAF!
Place and name matters.
Use appropriate language
Increase community resilience,
Team providing effective and imaginative range of interventions, direct individual therapeutic work.
Consultation assessments and support to the network, young person and family.
Positive mental health promotion
Positive impact within families and communities
Further implementation of CAF across agencies
Skilling up , liaising, training and supporting schools
Measurable outcomes – in line with NSF
Useful and relevant service for BME communities
Creation of comprehensive CAMHS.