Merton Child and Young Person Well Being Model
The Merton Child and Young Person Well Being Model supports Children’s Trust organisations and practitioners to have a shared understanding of levels of concern about children and their families, and the appropriate response to take, in order to work in partnership to address risk and vulnerability.
It represent our ‘Think Family’ approach to support; is in line with the pan London Continuum of Help and Support – 4 tiers of need (PDF); and aims to reflect the volumes of activity at each of the levels of the model. (The blue tier is larger reflecting the greater proportion of children (60%—75%) whose needs can adequately be met within ‘universal service’ provisions such as schools and nurseries, children’s centres, health services, and the voluntary and community sector.)
The MWBM is underpinned by our focus on ensuring that we have strong universal services to meet the needs of the majority of children, and is supported by our approach to Early Help.