Multi-Systemic Therapy Service Tender

Multi-Systemic Therapy Service Tender

The Council is seeking submissions from suitably experienced and qualified organisations who wish to be considered for the provision of a Multi-Systemic Therapy Service (MST) for children and young people on the edge of care and/or custody within the Borough.

Wigan Council
098 – Multi Systemic Therapy (MST)
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The Council is seeking submissions from suitably experienced and qualified organisations who wish to be considered for the provision of a Multi-Systemic Therapy Service (MST) for children and young people on the edge of care and/or custody within the Borough.

 

MST is a licence based, preventative community intervention from the USA, aimed at children and young people aged 11-17 years and their families, where young people are at risk of out of home placement in either care or custody as a result of severe behavioural problems and have not engaged with other services.

 

Following a review of the evidence for MST, research (that shows that working with the young person in isolation means that any gains are quickly eroded upon return to the family, school or neighbourhood and that custodial sentences are counter productive due to the immersion of the young person in a peer culture where antisocial values predominate) and the findings from the detailed needs analysis, Wigan Council and its partners consider MST to be an appropriate response to the following challenges.

 

Guidance suggests that MST is most appropriate for local authorities experiencing significant numbers of children aged 11-17 who are: accommodated under a s.20, displaying high levels of antisocial behaviour, below average educational attainment and high levels of substance misuse. Of these issues we know that Wigan has a high s.20 population, relatively low offending levels (although evidence suggests alternative approaches to reducing or eliminating offending behaviour are required), improving educational attainment (although educational outcomes for this cohort remain poor), and higher levels of substance misuse indicated by the number of drug and alcohol related A&E admissions.

 

The Service aims to reduce the risk of young people going into care, prevent young people from being excluded from school, prevent young person arrests and reduce reliance on public services.

 

Expected outcomes for individuals engaging with the service include:

 

Ø      Increased parenting capacity

Ø      Increased young peoples engagement with education and training

Ø      Promote positive activities for parents and young people

Ø      Reduce young peoples offending or anti-social behaviour

Ø      Increased family cohesion

Ø      Reduction in health and mental health problems in the young person or parent, including substance misuse.

 

MST forms part of the Borough’s comprehensive early intervention and prevention offer to families.

Contact:
Mrs Angela Eccles
Email Address:
angela.eccles@wigan.gov.uk
Telephone:
01942 486139
Address:
Brokerage and Procurement Team, People Directorate: Children, Adult and Families, Wigan Council
Progress House, Westwood Park Drive
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN3 4HH
United Kingdom
Key Dates
01/08/2014
31/03/2017
21/05/2014 16:30
13/06/2014 13:00
Other Information
32 (months)
24 (months)
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