Connecting Care: An Overview of the Northern Ireland Framework for Integrated Therapeutic Care for Care Experienced Children and Young People

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Abstract

The Northern Ireland Framework for Integrated Therapeutic Care (NIFITC) has been developed to guide the delivery of care to care experienced children and young people in Northern Ireland (NI). This overview describes the new Framework, and how it will be implemented and evaluated. This overview has four sections. The first section sets the context by outlining the rationale for a new regional framework, providing a brief overview of relevant statistics and a summary of the key issues requiring attention. Section two describes the framework and associated change model, designed to maintain a focus on the vision for improving outcomes for children and young people through the delivery of trauma-informed care. Section three summarises how the framework has been developed and proposals for implementation. The final section describes an outcomes framework developed to evaluate the impact of the NIFITC and a planned research programme which aims to support the implementation of the NIFITC and the future development of integrated therapeutic care for children and young people in NI.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDepartment of Health, N Ireland
Commissioning bodyDepartment Of Health Northern Ireland
Number of pages48
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • Looked after children
  • Child welfare
  • trauma informed care

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