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Effective CAMHS support in Merton’s Children’s Social Care

Merton CAMHS in Social Care team provides an integrated mental health service within Merton’s children’s social care, working alongside social care professionals in the engagement and assessment of children and families, and the subsequent planning and delivery of interventions.

The service is committed to working as part of a multi-agency response to improve the quality of life for children and young people who have a wide range of presenting social, psychological and mental health needs. It provides effective, evidence-based interventions as part of the clinical and social response to meeting the emotional and mental health needs of these vulnerable children and young people. It also assists and supports social workers to implement new approaches to their work, and provides ‘reflective practice’ to social workers and their managers, as well as consultation and training.

We are very proud to announce that in its recent Inspection of Merton Council children’s services, (August 2017) Ofsted highlights, in its judgement on ‘The experiences and progress of children looked after and achieving permanence’, that:

A skilled and flexible in-house child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) team offers consultation and guidance to social workers and foster carers and direct work to children”.

For more information on the work of the team please contact the CAMHS Highly Specialist Systemic Family Therapist Georgia.Iliopoulou@merton.gov.uk

 

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