Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest is now in the third stage of the Think Family 2020 programme which aims to ensure families in Waltham Forest are safe, well, resilient and independent

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest is now in the third stage of the Think Family 2020 programme which aims to ensure families in Waltham Forest are safe, well, resilient and independent

About

Project lead: Frances Kemp

Waltham Forest is now in the third stage of the Think Family 2020 programme which aims to ensure families in Waltham Forest are safe, well, resilient and independent by promoting their ability to help themselves and each other.  The key focus will be to design and implement a new integrated and coherent offer to families across five key domains including evidence-based intervention.

Our role & Support

The DSRU proposes to adapt Evidence2Success to support this Think Family 2020 transformation programme. The approach will comprise: charting the wellbeing of children and young people 0-16 years and their use of services; mapping expenditure across children’s services; preparing a plan that increases the use of evidence-based interventions and shifts a greater proportion of expenditure to early intervention and prevention; forming a governance arrangement for public system leaders and community representatives; and supporting implementation with training and technical assistance.

In essence, the aim is for public system leaders in Waltham Forest to:

gain a picture of how well their children and young are doing on a range of key developmental outcomes and how this picture matches with what is known about their use of local services;

 

understand how public resources are currently being invested in services which aim to improve outcomes for children and young people;

agree a number of key priority outcomes for improvement;

agree how current investments could be redirected to create a new portfolio of investments in evidence-based programmes, practices and policies to improve these outcomes.

 

Funders

Funders: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Duration: Initially May - October 2016

Review of Technical Interventions

A systematic review and network meta-analysis of technology-based interventions targeting depression in adolescence
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