Step into specialist and early help services

A step into specialist services guide has been created to support staff in integrated services, specialist service teams and other agencies such as Multisystemic Therapy (MST), Barnsley Youth Offending Team and the Family Intervention Service (FIS), in achieving successful step in and out of specialist interventions for children, young people and families.

The desired outcome is that all interventions are proportionate to the family’s needs and at the optimum level to have the maximum impact in terms of supporting the family to achieve sustained change and preventing families from stepping back into specialist interventions or requiring statutory services. The child and family should experience the process as seamless and without delay. Key relationships should be maintained where this is in the child/young person’s best interest.