The Good Shepherd Centre outcomes framework ensures that the 8 wellbeing indicators set within GIRFEC (plus Hope) are fundamental to our strategic planning and improvement systems and that young people’s views in relation to their wellbeing are placed at the heart of our interventions.
Many of the systems currently being employed to monitor the wellbeing of looked after children carry out testing and retesting on a yearly basis. However, we believe in the value of frequent monitoring and feedback of changes in the wellbeing of young people placed in our care. Utilising the 8 wellbeing indicators within the national practice model as the basis of our outcomes framework, we have created a range of bespoke systems that monitor changes in wellbeing at 10 weekly intervals throughout the young person’s placement. This approach helps us to be proactive in terms of identifying and prioritising areas of wellbeing that require intervention for each young person and helps us to monitor the changes that occur throughout their time with us.
Evidence used to measure outcomes
Wellbeing – young person’s online self-assessment Wellbeing Support Service Parents/Carers (questionnaires) Social Worker’s (questionnaires) CTM (case team meetings) LACE (learning across care and education) Education Health Asset START-AV (short term assessment of risk and treatability-adolescent version)
The integrated approach to health care, the positive relationships with health providers, the sound working knowledge of all staff and specialist support on offer on-site ensure young people have excellent outcomes in relation to their health”.