Informing Futures Toolkit: Working with Vulnerable Children and Young People – 1625 Independent People (February 2021)

Summary:                                                                                                                                                                                                    Access to the toolkit created by 1625 Independent People, which focuses on working effectively with children that are vulnerable.


1625 Independent People have published Informing Futures toolkit as a legacy resource to share the learning from the Future 4 Me programme delivered by 1625ip and their partners (2012 to 2019).

The toolkit is a free resource aimed at those working with care and custody experienced children and young people. It may also be relevant for anyone who designs, influences or commissions services for children and young people. The toolkit includes evidence and evaluations which demonstrate the effectiveness of psychologically informed and trauma informed models of working.

The toolkit contains 5 themed sections:

Psychologically informed environments – information and resources to help organisations and individuals adopt, or build on, a psychologically informed environment.

Co-produced resources – training modules, self assessment tools and short films, co-designed with children and young people, to equip individuals and organisations with the skills they need to work effectively with care and custody experienced children and  young people.

Supporting positive mental health – information and case studies about the effectiveness of integrating mental health support into non-clinical settings.

Trauma informed working – resources on the use of the trauma recovery model and trauma informed approaches in supported accommodation.

Integrated working – exploration of the successful establish corporate/charity partnership, and findings on the effectiveness of multi disciplinary teams in a range of support settings.