Halton Go4ward

Polaris Children’s Services provide an Emotional Health & Wellbeing service in Halton for children and young people that have been in care.

Halton Go4ward

Polaris Children’s Services provide an Emotional Health & Wellbeing service in Halton for children and young people that have been in care.

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Parent, Carer or Young Person? Access the Halton Go4ward Service page and the Take a Breath Hub here.

Initial Collaborative Assessment
All referrals will receive an initial collaborative assessment. Liaison on each individual referral will be undertaken with key partners from schools, social care, education psychology service, children in care lead nurses and specialist CAMHS providers to ensure a multi-agency approach and robust information sharing. The assessment includes two strands:

The initial collaborative assessment will then be followed by allocation to one of our service streams: Placement Support Services, Child Support Services and Carer Focused Services.

Specialist Interventions
Interventions are available to address specific concerns. These will be delivered by Therapists using a range of approaches including Systemic Practice, Psychotherapy, Creative Arts Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Relational Therapy.

Individual Therapeutic Interventions
Individual interventions to address specialist issues and to treat other emotional health and wellbeing issues including loss, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and issues around sexuality. Our Therapy team deliver Psychotherapy, Creative Arts Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy as identified by the initial assessment of therapeutic need.

Child Focused Activities
Children and young people will be actively involved in the service in both shaping overall service delivery and taking part in interactive participation events. A trainee member of staff will be deployed as a Young People’s Engagement Worker who will liaise directly with looked after and adopted children and young people through a range of interactive methods and ensure young person friendly information is provided throughout the contract. We will also deliver a range of activities including quarterly workshops & groups to support Emotional Health & Wellbeing and Instant messaging for children and young people to access (9am-5pm Mon-Fri).

Carer Focused Activities
Carers can also access support focused on helping them to support the emotional health and wellbeing of the children and young people in their care, giving them the opportunity to meet and work with other carers and develop support networks and peer learning.

Carer training sessions/workshops upskill carers and help build their confidence in supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of children in their care.

Supporting Professionals
Our model is systemic, recognising that effective communication is integral to building and improving a shared ethos and understanding about how to meet the needs of families requiring specialist support. We will deliver professional training sessions, upskilling local partners and building their confidence in supporting children in care.

Placement Support Services
Where a need is identified to stabilise the placement and promote attachment we will provide the following support options:

Cheshire West and Chester Caring to Care

Polaris Children’s Services deliver a wrap-around emotional health and wellbeing service supporting looked after and adopted children as well as the system around them.

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Essex Progressions

We aim to support young adults to thrive in the community upon leaving Emotional Health & Wellbeing Services.

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Take A Breath Hub

Information for young people, parents and carers around emotional health and wellbeing and the services we deliver to support them.

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