Briefing: Vulnerable young people in residential care and re-integration into families: Multisystemic Therapy

Policy product type
CSN briefing
Published date
August 31, 2017
Author
Andrew Crompton
Issues Covered
  • Cost savings in children's social care
  • Innovative therapeutic family intervention
  • Reintegration of vulnerable young people into family life
Categories
Children's services and education, Crime, policing and community safety, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Health, public health, adult social care, Local government finance, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement, Welfare and Equalities
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One of the biggest challenges of local authority children’s social care is helping young people return to their families if they have been in residential care for mental health problems, drug/alcohol abuse, and criminal offending. It is difficult and expensive. This briefing looks at the effectiveness of Multisystemic Therapy and the implications for its use in local government.

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