Partnership with Other Services
At any point along the service user’s journey at CHUMS, it may become apparent that additional or alternative services are required. Service users who have experienced trauma may present with medical/health, social, educational or mental health needs. CHUMS works in partnership with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Early Help, local schools, and local support organisations for vulnerable groups, and may support service users to access support as appropriate. If required, CHUMS staff may need to refer service users to specialist mental health services or social care. Recommendations or referrals to other services are carried out collaboratively with service users: providing full information to them about the process and the rationale/benefits to them, requesting consent and working to ensure a positive transition into that service.
With our commitment to CHUMS values, trauma-informed care provides a framework for ensuring that we are accessible to individuals who have experienced trauma, informed and understanding (which embodies compassion) towards service users and staff who are impacted by trauma, and effective in partnership with our service users so they can engage with the most appropriate support for their needs.