New project supports looked-after young people

The latest issue of YoungMinds magazine (Winter 2012/13) features an article written by ACP member Stuart Hannah about a new training project delivered jointly by the Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and YoungMinds to support the mental health needs of looked-after young people.

Stuart says he colllaborated with colleagues from the charity to design and deliver the free training programme - funding was provided by Comic Relief - for staff working in different roles in different agencies with looked-after children, young people, their families and networks.

"The training attracted an overwhelming number of applicants from across the north of England. There was a very broad spectrum of professionals from residential staff to psychologists representing most agencies and sectors working with looked-after children," says Stuart, who has spent the last two years establishing the Northern Looked After Children's Forum; a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary grouping of more than 130 practitioners working in a variety of settings.

Read the article Collaborative support here