Service Coordination creates circles of support as needed around each child or youth and their family to promote healthy child development and to ensure children and youth have access to effective, formal integrated services and natural supports.
Halton Service Coordination is:
Service Coordination is both a philosophy and a process. It is aimed at supporting family-centred, strength-based service planning for families who have children/youth with special or complex needs. Service Coordination enables families to achieve and maintain a quality of life consistent with their values, priorities, strengths and preferences. The process is individualized, responsive and inclusive of both formal and natural supports for families in their community.
Core to Service Coordination is the relationship with the family, based on trust and respect. Through outreach and the genuine expression of care and interest, families are more likely to engage in the process of Service Coordination and move toward successful outcomes.
Halton Service Coordination is a community process that can be provided by many service providers in our community. We offer community training for service providers many times through-out the year.
The Service Coordinator is directly responsible for the planning and coordination of services in collaboration with the family and other service and support team members. The Service Coordinator role can be taken on by any member of the “family team” (including the family). Initially, however, the ongoing Service Coordinator may be the service provider who:
The Service Coordinator is directly responsible for the planning and coordination of services in collaboration with the family and other service and support team members.
Halton has been fortunate to have the Halton Service Coordination Model which was originally developed through Halton Healthy Babies Healthy Children in collaboration with multiple service providers. The guidelines have been revised and updated with the collaboration of many community partners invested and committed to the Service Coordination process.
In 2018, it was decided that the Halton Service Coordination model formally supported by Our Kids Network would align with the Halton Coordinated Service Planning (CSP) initiative and be moved to ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids, the Lead Agency for CSP in Halton.
The original Service Coordination Guidelines were developed through Halton Healthy Babies Healthy Children in collaboration with multiple service providers in April 2011. To view the updated Halton Service Coordination Guidelines, click on:
If you would like further information about the model or training, please contact Jayne Staples, Service Coordination Champion for Halton at firstname.lastname@example.org.