A second joint event with the Directors of Children's Services took place in November, focusing on the emotional wellbeing of vulnerable young people.

This follow up event considered:

  • The recommendations set out in the report
    ‘Case for Change: Self-harm in Children and Young People’ (Liverpool John Moores University)
  • Approaches to adverse childhood experiences
  • Keeping children out of care through systemic family therapy .

The event provided the perfect platform from which to enhance the skills and knowledge of preventative approaches for vulnerable children and young people and share knowledge and understanding of the latest evidence on self-harm.  

Furthermore the event focused on the development of joint actions, both local and shared, to improve the outcomes for vulnerable children and young people

A report detailing next steps has been produced  and will be shared with Directors of Children's Services across Cheshire & Merseyside to progress action. Click here to read the report.