The New Orleans Intervention Model: Early Implementation in a London Borough: Evaluation Report.

Authors: Kings College London, Mary Baginsky, Jo Moriarty, Jill Manthorpe, Dennis Ougrin and Kerry Middleton
Format: Online report

Summary: Evaluates the effectiveness of the London Infant and Family Team (LIFT) service. The service used the New Orleans Intervention Model (NIM), a service approach that provides intensive assessment and treatment for families of children aged 0-5 years in foster care, which informs recommendations to the court about adoption or permanent return to birth families. LIFT was delivered in Croydon by the NSPCC in collaboration with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Key findings: the LIFT service and NIM have the potential to address some of the challenges in family courts arising from a lack of analysis and evidence, leading to judges expressing concern about some plans that are presented to them.

Publication details: London: Department for Education (DfE), 2017
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