This service is open to all Looked After and Adopted Children (LAAC) who need additional services and support due to living apart from their family. This could be working on issues of attachment through to developmental trauma, or needing to talk about things that are very worrying for the young person.
It is also open to adoptive families and foster carers who are looking after young people. We offer foster carer reflective groups with additional training and support, and consultation to social workers / Supervising social workers/ foster carers.
Following an initial consultation and then an assessment which identifies the presenting behaviours and worries, we devise a plan of intervention that suits the needs of the young person. This will be regularly reviewed and shared with the young person and their family.
We can make referrals to specialist therapeutic services such as family therapy, play therapy and art therapy.
The team specialises in trauma-informed
therapies for those in the team's client group.
When cases are allocated this includes support for the system around the young people when appropriate.
0 - 18
Compass LAAC (Central and West)Mary Chapman House120 Hotblack RoadNorwich NR2 4HN
Compass LAAC team (Great Yarmouth & Waveney)CranbrookNorthgate Hospital, Northgate StreetGreat Yarmouth NR30 1BU
CompassUnit 5A, Octagon Business ParkHospital RoadLittle PlumsteadNorwich NR13 5FH
Telephone number (urgent)
If your social worker or foster carers are worried about you they need to contact the LAAC team and ask for an initial consultation. Following this consultation it may be that an initial assessment is undertaken and all the information is gathered about what it is you may need.
Sometimes other professionals write into the LAAC team and ask for an assessment but we always need to get in touch with your social worker to make sure they know about the request and to make sure they are agreeable to this consultation.
Referrals are accepted from GPs, Practice Nurses and Secondary Mental Health Professionals with a brief history and a rating scale being attached.