At BCL, we work in partnership and our staff, have regular consultations with therapeutic workers for example, Community Adolescent and Mental Health (CAMHS) practitioners to inform them of our care planning for children and young people with mental health needs.
We have specialist support workers who work with children and young people with mental health issues and learning difficulties. We have trained staff and social workers who can work with and support young people affiliated with gangs.
Our experienced support and social workers are trained to complete risk assessments, safeguarding and support plans for children and young people who are at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
We signpost our young people to relevant agencies / support services and make referrals to agencies such as CAMHS, ADDACTIONS, YOT, Sexual Health Clinics in line with completed assessments and Pathway plans.
We ensure that we promote positive educational outcomes for our young people by supporting them at educational meetings and attending their Personal Education Plan (PEP) meetings. For young people who do wish to engage in formal education, we work with their social workers and virtual education workers in referring and linking them to vocational training institutions for apprenticeship schemes.
For young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), we liaise with the relevant agencies to develop be-spoke programmes and key working schemes at the placement to ensure that they use their times profitably; consequently, discouraging them from engaging in anti-social behaviour.