Dynamic Support Facilitation Team

Who are we?

The Bucks Dynamic Support Facilitation Team (DSFT) is a small team with specialist knowledge and skills in working with people who have an Intellectual Disability and/or Autism.

We are not a Clinical Team and your Child’s care will still be coordinated by the CAMHS Pathway that they have been working with, such as ‘Neuro Pathway’ or the ‘ID Pathway’ for example. Depending on the needs of your child, we will offer advice and support to the care Team or in some circumstances, we may need to be more actively involved for the best outcome.

Should your child be at risk of a placement breakdown or an admission to a Mental Health Hospital, your assigned DSF will work closely alongside other Agencies involved to try and prevent this happening or will remain involved to try to make their hospital stay as short as possible.

What do we do?

Our main role is to advocate for the young people, and that their voices are heard, ensuring that we act on what they tell us, focusing on, helping them to achieve their goals.

To help the young people and their families to understand the roles of the different services, we will also work with the other services to enhance their understanding of how best to work together, and to meet their individual needs.

We will learn what has worked well for them in the past, and what hasn’t worked well, enabling the most appropriate tailored approach moving forward.

Non-urgent advice: How we can help

CETRs

Assist the YP and family through the process of the CETR.

Care plans

Identify the individual needs of the YP and bring everything together; linking in with a bespoke body of work completed within the DSFT; the Support Passport.

Support passport

Our Support Passport will be a working document that accompanies the YP through their time within the DSFT and can be taken forward to any future work that may be undertaken with them, as well as through their transition into Adult Services. It links in with their Care Plan; it is not to replace it in any way but is a more individual-focussed and interactive document for the YP and their Families.

Signposting and awareness

We are able to signpost to additional outside services, tailored to the wants and needs of the YP and their family. We can also recommend aspects of support and treatment that are not currently in place; ensuring that the best possible outcome is reached and that the correct work is carried out in a timely and effective manner.

Consulting and educating

Our team will also work with the wider multi-agency work with our YP and their families, to develop bespoke plans and support tailored to the individual need of the YP and the condition(s) they display, i.e. personalised approaches to Autism.

Page last reviewed: 18 March, 2022