Barnet Integrated Clinical Service (BICS)
Our BICS Early Help Clinical services offer offer social, emotional, behavioural and mild to moderate mental health support to children, young people and families within Barnet. Our BICS Children Social Care Clinical service offer an in-house clinical service to children and young people known to the wider Barnet Family Service. We see children, young people and families in schools and in the community.
We are made up of low intensity clinicians working in schools (education wellbeing practitioners) and low intensity clinicians working in the community (children wellbeing practitioners) who see children, young people presenting with mild mental health needs.
We also have high intensity primary mental health workers based in the primary mental health team (formerly known as CAMHS in schools) working with CYP and families with moderate mental health needs. Additionally, we have high intensity clinicians working within Children’s Social Care.
We work within a stepped care model of delivering a range of therapeutic interventions working closely with NHS specialist CAMHS and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector. We also provide consultations, training and workshop with our colleagues within schools, Early Help Hubs, Social Care, GP surgeries and voluntary sector.
Please refer a child or young person to us, if you are concerned about a child or young person’s social, emotional, behavioural or mild to moderate mental health.
How to refer a child or young person to us
All referrals are to be made via The Universal Plus Form, internal referral via the EHM function to request BICS.
BICS CSC clinical service – Allocated Social Worker to book a consultation with a BICS clinician.
Social difficulties may include:
- friendships issues
- peer relationship difficulties
- social anxiety
- family relationship difficulties
- persistent difficulties managing relationships
- isolation/struggling to go out
Emotional difficulties may include:
- disturbed by traumatic event
- problems in attachment to parent/carer
- gender discomfort issues
- difficulty in managing temper/anger
- emotional regulation
Behavioural difficulties may include:
- poor eye contact
- repetitive problematic behaviours
- difficulties sitting still or concentrating
- verbal or physical aggression/defiance
- toileting concerns
- eating issues
- unexplained physical symptoms
- restrictive or ritualistic behaviours
- disturbed sleep or sleep issues
- self-care issues
- school refusing difficulties
Mild to Moderate Mental health difficulties may include:
- obsessions and compulsions
- panic attacks
- self-harm behaviours (not significant)
Together with Barnet Council, our commitment is to treat each other fairly, with respect and understanding, and to provide equal access to quality services for all Barnet communities. Central to this vision is our active stance against any forms of discrimination encountered by members of public, service users and our employees.