Sorted also seeks to ensure we foster good working relationships with other agencies across Northumberland. Our collaborations include developing several pathways to coordinate the best care for the young people we work with, and collaborations with other organisations to encourage the sharing of resources, information and best practice. Examples of these types of operations in practice include:
- Police – Sorted provides resources for police
- A&E pathway – social workers called to A&E can call on our service to aid in relevant cases
- GUM pathway – referrals to sexual health team
- Education (exclusion) pathway – for young people who are facing exclusion from school
- LAC (residential) pathway – housing support for children coming out of care
- Children’s services (Police stops) pathway – helping with young people with substance issues who have been stopped by police
- Street safe initiative – ???
- RMG – Northumberland’s risk management group which monitors young people most at risk
- Section 30 pathway/ assessment/ intervention – self-harm and suicide care package
- Duty service during working hours – direct contact for immediate responses
- 6 week programme (drug, alcohol and sexual health) – ???
- Public nurse available within Sorted – Full health assessment/ Physical and emotional well being
- Multi agency training – drug awareness and basic assessment skills training for professionals
- Info hour (brief overview)- ???
- Foster carer training
- Sexual health – Hep B, screening etc.
- Transitional referrals and support to adult services e.g. NRP
- Referrals to and Work with Escape Family Team e.g. ACRA / CRAFT
We also have a wide range of information and practical resources available for use.
Agencies and/or professionals can call Sorted should they wish to seek information about a particular substance or discuss any issue relating to a young person they may have concerns about. Sorted will also support professionals to assist young people in identifying problematic use andhelp motivate them to access intervention/treatment.