New children’s support scheme

Partner agencies across Angus have launched a new range of visual aids to support children in challenging circumstances and their families.

A pack of engaging and interactive materials will help to identify and track progress in areas which are important for children’s well-being.

This tool, described as a ‘wellbeing web’, uses a series of colourful prompt cards highlighting well-being issues, to encourage conversation with the children and establish key areas of concern for direct work with them and their families.

It builds on the findings of a successful pilot undertaken in 2011 and will be used by Angus Council’s Education and Social Work and Health, as well as a range of voluntary sector practitioners.

Social work and health director Robert Peat said: “We wanted to develop a simple, visual tool which was interactive but would be flexible enough to be used in a variety of settings with a range of people.”