Looked After and Adopted Children
Children and Adolescents living in local authority care represent some of the most vulnerable children in society. Rates of emotional and Mental Health difficulties are significantly higher than in the general population (???reference) and research would suggest that, without appropriate support, such young people are disadvantaged across a whole range of life outcomes.
Our team recognises the importance of providing appropriate support and training to foster carers, adoptive parents and other professionals involved, to ensure the provision of high-quality care to ameliorate the impact of early childhood adversity.
We provide a range of training packages to develop theoretical knowledge and practical implications of day-to-day care including:
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Adverse Childhood Experiences have been found to have lifelong impacts on physical and mental health and, as such, are recognised as the number one public health risk of our time.
When children are exposed two adverse and stressful experiences it can have a long-lasting impact on their ability to think and interact with others and is also a potent activator on the stress biology having a detrimental impact on physical health.
There is much that can be done to offer hope and build resilience in young people/adults who have experienced adversity in life.
Our team can provide training on adverse childhood experiences, trauma informed care and trauma informed organisations.
Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and 1 in 5 adolescents about 70% of CYP who have a clinically diagnosable mental health difficulty do not have access to appropriate support or intervention! The consequence of not addressing adolescent mental health conditions extend to adulthood, limiting opportunities to lead for fulfilling lives.
CQC recognise the importance of upskilling parents, carers and professionals to enable them to recognise and appropriately support children and young people with mental health difficulties.
We provide training on:
We are able to provide specialist assessments of a child or young person's cognitive ability and assessment of adaptive functioning.
We are also able to provide specialist assessments which can support the diagnosis of children where there is a query of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.