Action for Children
K has been in trouble with the police on a number of occasions and is getting into trouble at school on a daily basis.
K says he does not like school and is being bullied. K wants to live with dad. His parents are separated and both have new partners. Mum and dad have not really communicated since separating three years ago and. K does not have a lot of friends and will use his behaviour to impress people or be part of the group; he has low confidence and self esteem. Mum struggles to maintain boundaries and consequences.
What worked well...
This family was assessed as being at level 2 on the Continuum of Need for support. Areas of priority were:
- Improved school attendance
- Improvements in behaviour and choice / influence of friendships
- Improved boundaries at homes of both parents.
- Dad's input as he will only get involved when K is behaving
- Mum can be soft with K and this just encourages him to do what he wants
- K's behaviour at home and school can be very chaotic.
- Support to mum with implementing boundaries and consequences within the home
- Supporting mum and dad with communication and supporting each other to manage K's behaviour
- Support for K with police and court
- Support with a managed move to school
- CAMHS support is now in place
- Mum is better at maintaining boundaries and putting in place consequences.
- A meeting was arranged between mum, dad, K and support worker to discuss what was going on and for dad to have an understanding of the situation. Dad offered support to mum and spoke to K about improving his behaviour. Dad looking at K staying over at his home.
- CAMHS is supporting mum and K.
- Communication between parents and K is improving.
- Court outcome is positive.
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