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Full Circle Annual Report 2021-22 - Report and presentation by the Full Circle Team Manager


Michelle Summerbell, Team Manager of The Full Circle presented the Full Circle Annual Performance Report (for copy of presentation see file of minutes). 


Providing background, the Team Manager explained the therapeutic team had provided an integrated children’s mental health service since 1995.  In addition to providing therapeutic support to children and young people, advice and guidance is also provided to parents, carers and professionals on issues such as attachment and the impact of trauma.


The Team Manager explained that the young people of the CiCC worked on a design project for the Full Circle’s new premises, which included using their artwork and poetry to decorate therapy rooms and include in the visitors’ book.  In the future, the service plans to increase the offer in respect of residential homes and offer more bespoke training sessions and develop drop-in sessions for care leavers.  Outcome measures identified that 95% of young people who had been open to the Full Circle had improved outcomes and the Team Manager highlighted feedback from Ofsted in 2022 reported that the team provides highly effective support for young people’s emotional needs.


The Panel commented that the report provided a valuable insight into the scope of the work and Members referred to anecdotal evidence from within their wards as to the benefits of the work.




That the report and presentations be noted.


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