MST-CAN Service

What is it and who is it for?

Our MST-CAN service offers help and support for the whole family, with special attention given to parents to help them overcome a range of personal challenges, particularly where a child may be at risk.

Team members work with families, which include children between the ages of six and 17, in their home and in partnership with other agencies, to help them deal with a variety of issues and to keep children safely at home.

How does our team work with the family?

Using a range of approaches that best suit the family, the practitioners provide evidence based therapy for a raft of issues, including substance abuse, depression, anger management, anti-social behaviour, conflict management, impulsive behaviour and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in young people and adults.

Doncaster has become the fifth authority in the UK to run the service, thanks to funding from the Department for Education (DfE).

The MST-CAN (Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect) team, which includes three therapists, a case worker, a psychiatrist and a supervisor, are available to work intensively with all members of the family. The service also offers an on-call 24-hour seven-day a week service for families, so that whenever a family needs critical help and advice they can access it.

How can my family be referred to the MST-CAN service?

All referrals to MST-CAN are made via allocated social workers and are for children on a child protection plan.

If you have any questions you can call the Trust on 01302 737777.

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