TAS – Team Around the School
A termly multi-agency meeting is a collaborative way of working across services, schools and settings with children and young people at the centre of all we do. The aim is to address issues that impact the education of our children and young people and use this to signpost to alternative agencies if necessary. The school can bring any lower-level concerns into a Team Around the School (parental consent is obtained at the point of admission). In addition, if a young person wants support without consent from their parents/carers, then professionals need to refer to the Fraser Guidelines to assess whether a child has the maturity to make their own decisions and understand the implications of those decisions.
If The Pendlebury Centre have lower level concerns regarding a child’s attendance, family relationships, financial difficulties, parenting, self-esteem/confidence/mental health (please note this is not an exhaustive list) but it does not meet the threshold of the Early Help Panel or the Threshold of Social Care, the case can be heard at Team Around the School.
The TAS consists of:
CIAG – Careers
School Age Plus
YOT -Youth Offending team
Support for Stockport Schools – ‘Checkpoint’
Checkpoint is dedicated to providing relevant and up-to-date information on matters related to young people’s mental health and well-being, both on a national and local level.
To achieve our goal of empowering schools to deliver effective tier 1/2 therapeutic interventions, Checkpoint engages in consultation with schools and stakeholders to identify the most relevant training opportunities. Additionally, Checkpoint provides support and guidance to colleagues in navigating the complex landscape of specialist services, ensuring that students receive comprehensive and holistic support.
Finally, Checkpoint facilitates a forum for colleagues to engage in meaningful discussion and exchange of best practices, identify training needs, and participate in peer supervision. Our aim is to create a supportive community of professionals who are committed to promoting the mental health and well-being of young people.
The next Checkpoint will take place on the 27th of April 2023.