The Family Outreach Team in Islington is a new service that was launched in October 2020. Our team works in partnership with parents, disabled young people, schools and professionals to help support families with a child or young person with a disability where there are escalating challenging behaviours which could be supported by providing a three month programme of outreach support within the home and community.
Our small team of Family Outreach Practitioners will be using a range of evidence based interventions to work in partnership with the family and lead professional to identify goals and work together to improve their quality of life.
Our practitioners use motivational interviewing, positive behavior support and trauma informed practice to ensure best practice.
Our service aims to support children that meet the following criteria:
Young children with a diagnosis of a Learning Disability (LD) or Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) who are presenting with challenging behaviour at home which appears to be escalating.
Young People who have a diagnosis of LD or ASC and a secondary Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) diagnosis who are presenting with Challenging behaviour exuberated by adolescence.