Implementation

Making best use of resources

PCPS® integrates with other services by creating an interlocking system so that children and parents access all the services they need on their way to becoming ‘school ready’. The result integrates socio-emotional monitoring and attachment in to existing services to enhance the quality of the overall service provided. The implementation process is ready to start after we study the profile of your community. Your selected staff will have access to PCPS® Handbook, e-training, tests, accreditation and support. This facilitates a common language for all the professionals across the disciplines and safeguards the integrity and ethos of the service.

What’s required to have PCPS®in a community?

STAFFING AND ESTIMATING SERVICE OPERATION DAYS

The PCPS® can be formally integrated within the Child Health services. The PCPS® is delivered by a variety of professionals from different backgrounds in the caring sector including Public Health Nurses/Health Visitors, Speech & Language Therapists and Psychology practitioners, with the help of an Administrator. By using this approach, the traditional PHN/Health Visitors clinics are replaced and the service to infant & parent well-being is expanded to a new level, which includes Socio-Emotional and Attachment components in a multi-disciplinary framework.
The PCPS® requires a dedicated team with three practitioners to fill the three stations on clinic days (and three more accredited, as backup) plus an administrator. One full-time team member acts as Team Leader dedicated, outside of clinic days, to following up cases and to coordinating with the Administrator. As an estimate, the number of clinic days for an area with about 320 newborns per year, with a take-up rate of 70%, is 3 days per week, with 10 appointments per day, which allows for some cancellations and re-scheduling. This delivery model provides the necessary stability and continuity for parents that they often lack that in their own lives, and helps to forming supportive relationships.

PREMISES

Five Rooms, one for each station (A, B, C & D), along with one for the Administration office, plus a staff room and other basic facilities. The room for Station A can double up for team meetings.

EQUIPMENT

Computer, scanner/printer, Internet access, and two video cameras in one room and the monitor in the Administrator’s office with its own desk. Smartphone.

IMPLEMENTATION

This includes the PCPS® Handbook (practice manuals and protocols, administrative procedures, standard forms, etc.), database and the training process. The training process includes off and on-line training and an accreditation process for the first set of team members. (This requires an external contract with IPINFA/ PCPS® Developer).

Sustainability: Expenses to keep the service operating

  •  Stationery and office supplies, maintenance, replacement of toys and questionnaires.
  • Training (off and on-line) for new staff recruited to replace colleagues that are transferred or are on maternity leave. (External contract with IPINFA).
  • Analysis of interaction (Report) and assessment of Attachment (Report). (External contract with IPINFA).
  • Supervision of cases in need of special attention, consultation and supporting the implementation process and Programme fidelity. (External contract with IPINFA/PCPS® Developer).

(Staffing doesn’t have to generate additional costs, as they may be already employed and may be seconded from within the wider service).

Other areas availing of PCPS®

Somers Town Children’s Centre Services.
45-47 Polygon Road, Camden, London NW1 1SR.

More areas coming soon