Universal

Description/Criteria

Children within this level are having their needs fully met. There is no assessed additional support needed beyond that which is already available and provided by their family, peers and universal service provision e.g., doctors, dentist, schools, school nurses, children’s centres, health visitors, paediatricians. Children are achieving expected outcomes. 

 

Outcomes seen at this level (this list is not exhaustive)

Needs of the Unborn, Child, Young Person

  • Meeting expected developmental milestones relevant to age (including speech and language)
  • Physically and psychologically well or any additional needs are being well managed and there is engagement with care plan e.g., diabetes, low mood.
  • Child is a healthy weight, has a balanced diet and is dressed appropriately for the setting / weather.
  • All health appointments are routinely kept e.g., development checks, dentists, optician.
  • Good engagement with education and attendance at 95% 
  • Good quality attachment with parents/care givers
  • Sexual activity and awareness appropriate to age
  • No use or exposure to substances
  • Behavioural difficulties are well managed and there is engagement with Individual Behaviour Plan (IBP)
  • Positive sense of self and abilities. An ability to express needs.
  • Good level of personal hygiene
  • Age-appropriate level of competencies in practical and emotional skills such as feeding, dressing and independent living skills.
  • No Young Carer responsibilities

Family/Environment Factors

  • Supportive family relationships, including when parents are separated; there are stable care arrangements
  • Accommodation has necessary basic amenities and appropriate facilities
  • Positive and appropriate relationships with peers
  • Family have good social networks and links to the community
  • Online use and relationships are age appropriate
  • Parents/Carers are able to manage work commitments / unemployment and do not perceive or portray them as stressful.
  • There is reasonable income into the home and resources are used appropriately to meet needs.

 

Parent / Carer Capacity

  • Parents/Carers are responsive to child’s physical needs e.g., food, clothing, shelter, health care.
  • Parents/Carers provide warmth, praise and encouragement.

  • Parents/Carers provide appropriate guidance and boundaries.

  • Parents/Carers history supports positive parenting.

  • Parents/Carers meet their own health needs.

  • Parents/Carers facilitate cognitive development through interaction and play.

  • Consistent parenting leading to secure attachment.