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Manchester TFCO-P Team's successful reaccreditation

The NIS is delighted to share the news of Manchester TFCO-P team's reaccreditation by Treatment Foster Care Consultants Incorporated in Oregon.

The current Team Leader, Dr Katie Niemz, has seen the team through both their initial accreditation in 2013 and their recent re-accreditation.

Huge congratulations to Katie and the team and all those who support the Manchester TOPS team

Intensive ways of working with children on the edge of care are worth the expense, says Action for Children

By Luke Stevenson on June 4, 2015 in Children & Family support
A charity has praised the “reliability” of outcomes from two models developed in North America that requires intense work with families and vulnerable children.
Action for Children, in its annual ‘Impact Report’ published this week, praised the Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and multi-systemic therapy (MST) methods it is using to work with children.

Oxfordshire MTFC-P re-accreditation

14th May 2015


The NIS is delighted to announce that Oxfordshire MTFC-P programme has been re-accredited by the model developers, OSLC Community Programs, Oregon, USA.  They successfully met all nine of the criteria that were assessed achieving consistently high scores across the board. 

Barking and Dagenham MTFC-C team re-accredited

14th May 2015


The NIS is delighted to announce that Barking and Dagenham's MTFC-C programme (Pitstop) has become re-accredited with the model developers at Oregon Social Learning Centre Community Programs, based in Oregon, USA. 

The team successfully met all seven of the re-accreditation criteria by achieving consistently high scores across the board.  This demonstrates their high levels of model adherence which arguably results in better outcomes for the children who go through the programme. 

Barking & Dagenham MTFC–C Programme team announced as Children and Young People Now Awards finalists

23 October 2013


The Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care-C Programme team (known locally as PITSTOP) in Barking and Dagenham have reached the final of The Children & Young People (CYP) Now Awards, 2013. The CYP Now Awards recognise initiatives from the public, private and voluntary sector that work with children and young people from birth to adolescence as well as their families.


The Barking and Dagenham C Programme began in 2009 and were the first MTFC-C site in Europe to be accredited.

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care launches in Lowestoft

1 April 2013


Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) has been launched in Lowestoft to add to the range of services being offered to teenagers with complex behaviours.

In 2012 Norfolk and Suffolk County Council were awarded joint funding from the Department for Education to set up an innovative specialist fostering programme aimed specifically for young people in care aged 11 to 17.

Improving permanence and stability for vulnerable children and families

21 February 2013


The Department for Education has launched a new prospectus for local authorities and their partners to bid for financial and other support to implement a range of intensive, cost effective and evidence based or research informed interventions. To complement this work, bids are also being invited for local authorities and independent fostering agencies to form consortia to develop new approaches to foster carer recruitment to attract a wider range of people into fostering.

There are two strands to the funding available:

New web resource for evidence based intervention programmes for vulnerable children and their families

21 January 2013


A new web resource is being launched today to support the evidence based interventions programme for looked after children, children on the edge of care or custody and their families - a programme funded by the Department for Education (DfE) to support local authorities to implement evidence based interventions to support vulnerable local children and their families. 

MST Merton, Sutton and Kingston win award for Improved Partnerships

21 November 2012


MST Merton, Sutton and Kingston - Health Service Journal 2012 Award for Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government winners!