Evaluation Report: Early Years Assessment Team (Scottish Borders)

Year: 2015
Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence
Author: Andressa Gadda, Vicki Welch, Malcolm Hill, Emma Young

Scottish Borders Council’s Early Years Assessment Team is a multi-agency Team comprising family support workers, infant mental health workers, midwives and social workers. The Team has developed a model of early intervention to improve the care and support that vulnerable families receive during pregnancy and once the baby has been born. In an effort to capture and analyse this model, the Team requested the CELCIS Permanence and Care Team (PaCT) carry out an evaluation of its work and its impact on families.