A Keyworker can help children and young people, and their families, navigate through the complex processes and systems to get the support that they need.
How can we help you?
- Keyworkers will help you feel safe and happy
- You will help the Keyworker plan your care
- Keyworkers will help you to feel more confident
- Keyworkers will help you have a happy life
We're here for you
A Keyworker will be assigned when:
- There is a potential risk of inpatient admission to a mental health unit or hospital
- A child or young people has a diagnosis of a Learning Disability, Autism, or both
- For children and young people aged 12 to 20
A Keyworker will visit you and your family to get to know what you are great at and to understand what you and your family would like support with.
A Keyworker will work with your child or young person to identify their future goals. A Keyworker will make sure your child or young person and your family are listened to and involved in decisions about care and treatment.
A Keyworker will not replace anyone who currently supports your child or young person.
If you have decided you would like to have a Keyworker to help support your child or young person, a professional that already supports you will discuss this with you and complete a referral.
The Keyworker Team will then contact you and let you know who that Keyworker will be and arrange a time to come and meet you.
Your Keyworker will work with you and your young person to develop a Keyworker Plan which can include support with meetings, finding the right services for you to access and support the health and wellbeing of your young person.