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Supporting Change in Partnership (SCIP)
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Supporting Change in Partnership (SCIP) is solution focused, fosters new skills in families and celebrates success. SCIP is a practical way of working in partnership with families towards their goals. SCIP is a preventative, time limited approach that sets out to improve outcomes for children and their families. SCIP aims to respond quickly to children, young people and their families needs.

SCIP works with:

Disabled children and young people between the ages of 0-18 years and their families.

Families who choose to have a positive, proportionate response to their needs from SCIP to prevent escalation to a Statutory Social Work Assessment.

Our team

Supporting Change in Partnership is delivered by Early Support Workers and trained Parent Volunteers.

"Our SCIP Worker quickly put together a plan with us with practical strategies for how we could support our child" - Dad

"Having SCIP support is one I would recommend to any parent who is struggling with a child with additional needs. My family and friends have commented on how my son is now in such a happy place and is less angry/negative and explosive compared to before SCIP support started" - Mum

SCIP supports children and young people with complex disabilities when:

  • Families think that they might need a Social Worker but the direct work required can be provided by experienced Early Support Workers or trained Parent Volunteers
  • Practical support can prevent a crisis
  • Pressures on the family are impacting on parenting e.g. bereavement, separation, mental/ emotional health and well being concerns
  • The child is at risk of exclusion from school or college
  • Families need support following a diagnosis or are new to Cornwall
  • Families need information, advice and guidance or practical support but not Statutory Social Work

Examples of where we’ve helped:

  • Strategies to reduce a child’s challenging behaviour
  • Support around a child’s communication
  • Practical assistance with benefits, local activities and housing
  • Strategies to reduces a child’s anxieties
  • Solutions to support a child’s sensory needs

Who to contact

Contact name
Early Help Hub
01872 322277
Parent organisation
Parent Carers Cornwall

Other details


Age ranges
0-18 years
Referral required
Referral details

Referrals can be made by parents or professionals by contacting the Early Help Hub using the contact details above.

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