Mentoring

Any child or young person who maybe experiencing difficulties managing in school, pupil referral units, play/youth settings or the home environment may be referred to the mentoring project.

Referrals may be made by education, safeguarding, health and other agencies working with children, young people and families.

On receipt of an enquiry we will make an assessment as to whether the service can meet the needs of the individual child/young person.

This assessment will include:

  • Discussion with the young person
  • Input from the family
  • Input from other professionals
  • Individual risk assessment
  • Home visit

The project will also consider any previously identified targets, objectives and behaviour plans.

On completion of the assessment we will allocate a one to one keyworker who we feel will best be able to meet the needs and personality of the young person. Alternatively for small group work we will allocate the child to an appropriate user group.

Complete a referral

Contact us for more information

 

Play Services

Children with Child In Need or Child Protection status may be eligible for a free space in our after school clubs or holiday playschemes (up to three days per week). Children with disabilities may also be eligible for a free space.

To discuss eligibility and availability of places, please contact the Camden Play Referrals Coordinator:

Tara Curtis

Tel: 0207 183 5120

Email: [email protected]

 

Children with disabilities may be able to access a free space for after school clubs and playschemes (one day per week) if they are eligible for Short Breaks.

Professionals can help parents complete a SART form (link to downloadable form) or send an existing report from a health professional or school to [email protected]

For a consultation regarding the child / young person’s needs and eligibility call Children and Young People with Disabilities Service Duty Officer:

Tel: 0203 317 2201

Email: [email protected]

 

Short Breaks (Special Behaviour Support, Overnights, Play & Care)

Short Breaks for children with disabilities are allocated at panel based upon needs assessment and need to be included in the child’s care plan.

 

Professionals can help parents complete a SART form (link to downloadable form) or send an existing report from a health professional or school to [email protected]

For a consultation regarding the child / young person’s needs and eligibility call Children and Young People with Disabilities Service Duty Officer:

Tel: 0203 317 2201

Email: [email protected]

For more information regarding PACE Short Breaks services including suitability for referral and availability of places, please contact us (link to contact form)

Once eligibility for referral and availability of space on the project has been confirmed, please complete the relevant referral form below:

To make a Referral for Special Behaviour Support service please contact us.

Referral form for Overnights service 

Referral form for Play & Care 

We will also need to receive a copy of the child’s care plan before progressing the referral.

 

Artist In Training

Children with disabilities who are below the threshold for Short Breaks support or those on the Short Breaks “core offer” may be eligible for a free space. Free spaces for children requiring 1:1 support are limited, so please contact us to determine availability before making a referral.

Children with disabilities entitled to the Short Breaks “enhanced offer” can access the project through Camden spot-purchase, or through use of direct payments. Charges are as follows:

Direct payments

£35.00 per weekend session

£20 per after school session

Spot Purchase

£100.00 per weekend session

£60.00 per after school session

 

Children with family support needs may also be eligible for a free space if two or more presenting factors are applicable:

  • Disability / SEN
  • Young carer
  • Excluded from school
  • Behavioural issues
  • LAC
  • Child In Need
  • Child Protection Plan
  • EAL
  • Mental Health
  • Refugee / Asylum Seeker
  • Alcohol / Drugs
  • ASB / Gangs
  • Domestic abuse
  • Families in Acute Stress
  • Financial Problems
  • Housing

 

On receipt of a referral we will make an assessment regarding the support needs of the individual child/young person and number of sessions we are able to offer.

To discuss eligibility or for more information about the project, please contact us.

Referral form for Artist in Training

Natural Play

Children with family support needs are eligible for a free space if two or more presenting factors are applicable:

  • Disability / SEN
  • Young carer
  • Excluded from school
  • Behavioural issues
  • LAC
  • Child In Need
  • Child Protection Plan
  • EAL
  • Mental Health
  • Refugee / Asylum Seeker
  • Alcohol / Drugs
  • ASB / Gangs
  • Domestic abuse
  • Families in Acute Stress
  • Financial Problems
  • Housing

 

On receipt of a referral we will make an assessment regarding the support needs of the individual child/young person and number of sessions we are able to offer. If 1:1 support is required, the space will need to be funded through spot-purchase or direct payments. Charges are as follows:

Direct payments

£35.00 per weekend session

Spot Purchase

£100.00 per weekend session

 

Referral form for Natural Play 

To discuss eligibility or for more information about the project, please contact us.