Operational Delivery: Moving from Set-Up to Sustainability

Chapter summary

Chapter 5 dealt with how to prepare for operational delivery. Chapter 6 will help you on your development journey from opening the doors to families to becoming a sustainable service. The information is sourced from the collective expertise of many practitioners, clinical and operational leads and implementation specialists across the field of parent-infant relationships, including many of the existing teams.

Topics covered include how to manage referrals and waiting lists, initial contact and engagement, screening and assessment, managing beginnings and endings with families, and follow-up. It is not intended as a guide in how to be a parent-infant practitioner, but as a collection of learning and prompts to guide you in how you organise the work with families.

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This chapter is correct at the time of publication, 1st October 2019, and is due for review on 1st January 2021.