Getting More Help

This is not conceptually different from Getting Help. It is a separate needs-based grouping only because need for extensive resource allocation for a small number of individuals may require particular attention and coordination from those providing services across the locality.

It is for each community to determine the resource allocation threshold that defines Getting More Help from Getting Help.

There are no hard and fast rules as to who needs More Help but the following are frequent indicators:
• the child or young person is completely unable to participate age appropriately in daily activities in at least one context (e.g. school, home, with peers)
• they may even be unable to function in all domains (e.g. staying at home or in bed all day without taking part in social activities)
• they need constant supervision (due to their level of difficulties they are no longer managing self-care) and experience distress on a daily basis.

This grouping also comprises those children, young people and families who would benefit from focused, evidence-based interventions, with clear aims, and criteria for assessing whether these aims have been achieved.

It encompasses those young people and families who would benefit from extensive intervention.

This grouping might include children with a range of overlapping needs that mean they may require greater input, such as the coexistence of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), major trauma or broken attachments.



Getting More Help i-THRIVE Implementation Stories

These implementation stories provide examples of how sites are delivering Getting More Help.


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