Gwynedd’s children services have developed many innovative services over the past few years.
The Risk Model is an example of a long term development which is now being used in several local authorities across Wales and England. It is a framework that supports practitioners to analyse the threshold of significant harm.
Effective Child Protection
The services continue to innovate in the field of child protection with the introduction of Effective child protection. This is a development that prepares the ground for the rest of the region in order to identify key improvements that need to be done to protect children more effectively. The work is presented with a strong focus on the support of a practice mentor and the use of reflection on practice.
The Emrallt Team
The Emrallt Team is an advisory service in Gwynedd which focuses on identifying and responding early to children and young people who display harmful and problematic sexual behaviour. Our work includes upskilling workers, providing resources and interventions for all professionals who work with children, young people and their families and promoting a multi-agency approach to dealing with this sensitive area of work.