What is Video Interaction Guidance (VIG)?
VIG is an evidence based intervention to promote
positive relationships and communication in
VIG aims to improve effective communication in the
situation where it naturally occurs, building on the
families' strengths. It does by:
responses to others
Activating service users
to solve their own problems
Reducing stress and
VIG is an intervention where
the service user (parent or child) is guided to
reflect on video clips of their own successful
interactions. The process begins by helping the
family to negotiate their own goals that they would
like to chieve during the intervention. The goals
are developed by asking the family what it is they
would like to change.
Adult/child interactions are
then filmed and edited to produce a short film that
focuses on their positive interactions. In the video
review sessions that follow, the family and VIG
practitioner reviews the successful moments,
particularly those when the adult has responded in
an attuned way to the child's action or initiative
using a combination of non-verbal and verbal
responses. They reflect collaboratively on what they
are doing that is contributing towards the
achievement of their goals, celebrate success and
then make further goals for change. These
reflections move very quickly from analysis of the
behaviour to the exploration of feelings, thoughts,
wishes and intentions.
For more information on Video
Interaction Guidance, please visit the official UK
Who would benefit
Any parent or carer of a child aged between birth
and 18 years old who would like to improve their
interactions with that child or young person.
Where does VIG
VIG sessions usually take place in the family home
or in school.
What format does
After a family has agreed that this support is the
correct one for them, they would be offered three
cycles of VIG.
One cycle consists of a videoing session where the
client(s) and VIG Guider view the carefully edited
footage together. If it is jointly agreed that more
cycles are required, this can be arranged between
the family and the VIG Guider.
How can I access
Please contact the Children & Young People Team -
Tel. 01506 282948 or email
Is there a
No, there is no charge.