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. It was important that this would complement the Scottish Government’s Getting it right for every child national practice model.
“A motivated group of staff developed the wellbeing web which built on evidence from the Link-Up initiative, a multi-agency programme which aimed to identify, support and protect children affected by parental substance misuse and change the way services – particularly those involved with adults – work with children and families.”