AllChild launches in Greater Manchester

We are excited to announce that AllChild is launching its model of community-led, early-action support in Wigan, Greater Manchester. Launching in the communities of Leigh, Atherton, and Tyldesley in September 2024, we will be delivering our two-year programme in partnership with Wigan Council, Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership, and local community organisations and schools.

Working to the key local priorities of reducing child mental health referrals, persistent absenteeism, and school suspensions and exclusions, Leigh, Atherton, and Tyldesley were identified by local council and NHS stakeholders as areas of great service disparity.

AllChild and Wigan Borough Council have been working closely to identify local assets, as well as gaps and challenges in the area's current early intervention landscape, such that a collective impact model is designed that addresses core priorities. Trusted ‘Link Worker’ relationships remain at the heart of the approach, but through listening engagements and research, the model will employ a ‘whole-family’, holistic focus, using a strength- and asset-based approach to join up quality local services and organisations around proactively identified children and families.

The aim is to tailor the AllChild model of proactive support for children and young people at the tipping point of need to other local contexts, fitting local systems of education, early help, social care, and the voluntary sector. Since piloting the programme in 2016, we have strived to create a sufficient evidence base to change the way children are supported across the country. Through our work, we advocate for a shift away from expensive and ineffective ‘crisis management’ towards early action.

To join the Wigan Link Worker team to help children build the self-belief and relationships they need to positively take on life, click on the link below:

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