The “Direct Work Resource Pack” is an invaluable compilation of tools and interventions designed for professionals engaged in direct work with children and young people. This helpful resource pack provides practical guidance and activities aimed at promoting meaningful engagement, empowering the voice of the child, and addressing their wishes and feelings.
Divided into different sections, the resource pack covers a range of topics, including initial visits, assessment tools, addressing issues such as domestic abuse, substance misuse, neglect, and planning with children and young people. It also offers valuable insights into legal proceedings, including public and private court matters, parental separation, and supporting children in the care system and adoption process.
By utilising the tools and interventions provided, professionals can facilitate direct work that fosters a supportive and safe environment for children and young people to express themselves. This resource pack equips practitioners with the necessary resources to conduct effective direct work, promoting the overall well-being and resilience of children and young people in their care.
Initial visits and getting to know the child or YP
Completing the C&F assessment and basic tools to use (and any of these tools
could also be used during long term intervention)
Sub-section 1 – The child’s participation tools
Sub-section 2 – Assessing parenting capacity
Sub-section 3 – Identifying Domestic Abuse
Sub-section 4 – Miscellaneous tools and guidance
Direct work – more detailed interventions more likely to be undertaken when
working alongside a plan but could also be used during assessment. This
range of material includes generally more detailed tools. (These could also be
used during assessment)
Sub-section 1: Appropriate touch, sexual health and Child Sexual Exploitation
Sub-section 2: Domestic Abuse
Sub-section 3: Substance misuse
Sub-section 4: Neglect
Sub-section 5: Planning with Children and Young People
PLO, Court – public and private including contact and parental separation
Children Looked After and Adoption
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