Consultancy and Support

Consultancy and Support

We recognise that there may be occasions when local authorities will wish to draw on an expert’s knowledge in relationship to specific issues which arise in relation to an individual adult or child.  Our consultancy and support service is one way in which authorities can uphold good practice and support front line staff.

Our experts have a wealth of experience in working with children and adults. Many of them work within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Community Learning Disability/Mental Health teams alongside their independent work.

Our experts can provide e-mail, Skype or telephone consultancy and support in relation to key issues. A response can usually be provided within 24 hours. They can of course provide ongoing advice and consultation on an individual or team approach.

This could be advice on:

  • How to work with a parent with a learning disability and tailor assessments to their needs, ensuring the best possible chance for success
  • Guidance on behavioural support and interventions for a child whose placement is at risk of breaking down
  • Working with families who struggle to engage with professionals – bringing about compliance before the onset of legal proceedings
  • Breaking bad news – doing this with professionalism and sensitivity

 

Accessing support

Support in relation to a specific issue can be accessed via our usual referral route – this would be treated as a spot purchase and you would be invoiced as such.

Where a wider package of services are being provided, for example, a team approach to expert assessments, this additional level of consultancy-support can be provided as standard.

It’s important to us that our clients can rely on our support and advice when they need it. We deal with all enquiries as swiftly as possible, and if a request were to fall outside of our bank of expertise, we’d make you aware of this immediately.

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