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Unmet needs and service gaps

Background papers: children :: Emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people :: Unmet needs and service gaps

In Medway there is an intention that tier one services should have a two-fold purpose: the actual delivery of a service, plus the early identification of people (including children) who have problems which are at risk of escalating. There are a range of tier one services available in Medway, although these can be viewed as working largely independently of one another and with minimal co-ordination. There has historically been no opportunity for sharing information or practice and no agreed methodology for assessment, referral or case allocation.