This situation was ongoing for the family and despite pleading for proper help, the meltdowns and injuries continued. As the child got older and stronger it became apparent that some life changing injuries were imminent and so the parents in desperation decided that some type of specialist care must be sought and quickly.
It was agreed that a specialist support package could be put into place involving a team of highly trained carers that were able to physically intervene when the parents were in danger, which at this point was every 36 hours. Up until this point the police were being called to the property often on a daily basis.
The care package enabled the adoption placement to succeed, ensured the child could remain within the home environment and most importantly the child was able to develop both academically and emotionally.
The team of support workers were a lifeline to the family. Since the team were originally recruited 2 years ago the child has become more stable and although still has aggressive meltdowns on occasions, the frequency has improved month on month. Early intervention in this scenario would have prevented injuries and trauma to the parents, child, and close family and would have saved the LA considerable amounts of funding going forwards.