HELPING FAMILIES STAY TOGETHER 

Our programmes focus on supporting young people at risk of being taken into care and their families to stay together, via family therapy interventions. 

193,341

days that participants have spent out of care

897

families have been supported

£10.3m

outcomes achieved

£27.7m

short-term value to Government

KEY BENEFITS OF THIS APPROACH

The switch to outcomes-based contracting has enabled a much more collaborative, flexible approach to problem-solving. This has facilitated a number of significant delivery innovations, including:

  • Using data to improve delivery and increase impact: Using clinical questionnaires in a structured way as part of the therapy has enabled a deeper understanding of the impact on the family and young person. 

  • Enabling delivery teams to continuously innovate: Regular therapist workshops are now in place to share best practice learnings. This has been particularly helpful post-Covid, where therapy teams have been delivering the service in a new and largely untested format.

  • Investing in the team to create better outcomes: Delivery partners have been supported with additional monies to fund (e.g.) housing and travel expenses for therapists, helping them to attract the best candidates.​

Please contact Iciar and Amit for further detail about our Family Therapy projects

IN FOCUS: THERAPY FOR TROUBLED FAMILIES IN LONDON

Positive Families Partnerships supports families with young people at risk of being taken into care, providing them with access to proven family therapy interventions designed to help address behavioural and emotional issues. These therapies - either Multi-Systemic Therapy or Functional Family Therapy - are delivered by specialist delivery organisations.

 

Having initially launched as a partnership between five London boroughs, PFP is now operating across 10 London boroughs via outcomes-based contracts.

"I feel a lot stronger to be a parent and to look after him. I feel that I can deal with his behaviour now... I don't feel like I'm going to lose him, like I did before."

-
Participant

262

families have been supported

91%

of days out of care (*completed intervention)

86%

of social workers were satisfied

56,749

days participants spent out of care