The Key Working Service offers a comprehensive key working training offer plus a short term designated key worker to support a child, young person and their parents/carers.

Who we work with

  • Individuals diagnosed with a learning disability and/or autism or where diagnosis is expected or pending
  • Aged 0 to 18 years
  • A child/young person who is at risk of hospitalisation or is currently hospitalised or at risk of accommodation or care package breakdown
  • The child/young person is on the Dynamic Support Database and is at the ‘red’ level.

The service will

  • Help the family understand the child/young person’s needs and navigate their journey through the system
  • Support practitioners in supporting the child and family to develop skills and strategies that help them live life in a meaningful way
  • Identify, guide and refer to other services where needed such as carer support services, CAMHS, short break provision
  • Facilitate effective communication between the child/young person, the family and the practitioners
  • Advocate and champion the child/young person and their family in discussions around provision of care as required
  • Deliver training to parent/carers and practitioners in relation to key working to increase confidence and resilience.