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Behaviour Resource Service

General Information

A multi-agency specialist CAMHS service who works with children, young people and their families living in Southampton, who have severe and complex emotional and behavioural difficulties. These families have a combination of needs and the children or young people may be Children In Care, have other health related needs, learning disabilities or difficulty in accessing education.

The team is part of the Integrated Family Assessment and Intervention Service (IFAIS) in Southampton. IFAIS combines the functions of specialist family assessment and intervention, facilitated contact and BRS Therapeutic Services for children and families across the pathway in Southampton.

BRS is a jointly commissioned multi-agency team with a focus on assessment and intervention of children in the care of Southampton City Council. This includes children placed with adoptive parents, friends and family and subject to Special Guardianship Orders.

BRS - Building Resilience and Strength

Contact Information

315 Coxford Road
SO16 5LH

023 80834430

Other Info:
BRS can be accessed from Coxford Road, by pedestrians and car users. There is restricted parking on site for staff and families with young children. Visitors should report to reception for further information. Alternate parking is available on Coxford Road for 1 hour or Greywell Avenue for 2 hours free of charge but these areas are regularly patrolled. Unlimited parking is available past the traffic lights in Coxford Road, near Tesco Express. There are several bus routes via Coxford Road: No. 12 City Bus, No. 3 City Bus, No. 17 Blue Star. For further information and timetables or There is a bike shed at BRS with coded access. Reception will help you to access the shed.

Opening Times

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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    The Behaviour Resource Service (BRS) is part of the Integrated Family Assessment and Intervention Services (IFAIS) in Southampton. IFAIS works with families in Southampton to provide specialist family assessment and help.
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BRS uses a whole systems approach to manage children whose presentation is one of developmental trauma and unhealthy attachment styles, as a result of their early childhood experiences.

The work offered by this team includes interventions based on:

  • Systemic Assessment & Intervention
  • Focused Systemic Assessments, including Family Day Assessment
  • Therapeutic Needs Assessments
  • Dynamic, Cognitive Assessment and children’s psychometrics
  • Play Therapy
  • Non-directive approaches
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Family/Systemic Psychotherapy
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Therapeutic Re-Parenting (& carer training and support)
  • Attachment Self-Regulation & Competency
  • Theraplay
  • Story Stems
  • Non-Violence Resistance Therapy
  • Educational interventions
  • Behavioural Modification

Who do we work with?

The BRS is a multi-disciplinary service and has a range of different professionals working together a team. You may be in contact with a Clinical Psychologist, an Educational Psychologist, a Learning Disability Nurse, a Mental Health Nurse, a Psychiatrist, a Social Worker, a Play Therapist, a Family Therapist  or Community Practitioners.

As a team, these professionals often work together or individually to provide the best support for each child referred to the service.

How do I get referred?

The BRS is a Tier 4 CAMHS service, and only accepts referrals from CAMHS and Children’s Services, when there is complex or multiple needs needing to be met. 

All agencies/teams who are providing services prior to the referral to the Behaviour Resource Service, will be expected to continue to have involvement in the support of the young person and family during and after the Behaviour Resource Service intervention.

Client group for referrals:

  • ·         Children in the Care of Local Authority
  • ·         Children who are subject to Permanency Planning (including Adoption and Special Guardianship Orders)
  • ·         Children accessing the Adolescent Resource Centre (315 Coxford Road)
  • ·         Children accessing the Children Therapeutic Home (Our House, 20 Salerno Rd)
  • ·         Children requiring or at risk of requiring Out of City Placement (Health & SCC)
  • ·         Children who present with forensic concerns who pose a risk to others (separate fixed-term contract)
  • ·         Children accessing Tier 3 CAMHS, at risk of in-patient admission.