AMBIT is designed for clients who have multiple and often overlapping and intersecting needs, who often present with significant risk, and for whom accessing and using ‘conventional’ forms of help may be particularly challenging.

Target clients for AMBIT

AMBIT is designed for clients who have multiple needs and often, consequently, the involvement of multiple agencies. It is often applied to helping clients whose adaptive responses to experiences of trauma, exclusion and marginalisation have left them – understandably – reluctant to trust in others, including helping services.  

It is applied by teams working with a range of client age groups in a range of statutory, third sector and private settings – from children in education settings to adults in prison settings.

AMBIT has been influential in the ideas underpinning the THRIVE framework for system change, and is one approach for organising work in the ‘Getting Risk Support’ needs grouping.

Target workers - who is using AMBIT?

We have trained – and AMBIT has been successfully implemented by - a very wide range of professionals and is often used as a shared approach in order to better integrate multi-disciplinary teams and networks.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of professional groups that have been trained in AMBIT:

  • Youth workers
  • Residential workers
  • Peer support workers
  • Social workers and family support workers
  • Early help workers
  • Mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, family therapists, health care assistants)
  • Speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists
  • Paediatricians and paediatric nurses
  • Teachers and educational psychologists
  • Prison and custody officers
  • Police officers
  • Youth justice workers and probation officers
  • Sports coaches
Where in the world is AMBIT being used?

AMBIT has trained teams across the world - approximately 300 - over the last ten years.

A (non-exhaustive) list of countries where teams have been trained:

  • All countries of the UK
  • Spain
  • Republic of Ireland
  • USA
  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Bulgaria
  • Netherlands

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