Following the Government's 'Keep on Caring' white paper and Sir Martin Narey's 'Residential Care in England' independently commissioned report that were both published in July 2016 Homes2inspire welcomes the recommendations around supporting young people in residential care approaching independence and beyond. We commit to support young people during this transitional period to prevent the ‘cliff edge’ conclusion to their period in residential care. We have developed bespoke packages in conjunction with local authorities, internal and external stakeholders and the young person, to enhance their transition process in to independence resulting in a more proactive and positive experience of leaving care.
All children and young people accommodated within Homes2inspire are encouraged and supported to achieve positive outcomes. All children and young people will have a comprehensive Pathway Plan, where applicable, that ensures their safety and wellbeing and fulfils their future aspirations. This is supported through a detailed Care Plan which involves all significant stakeholders working collaboratively to deliver these outcomes in an appropriate and measurable way.
The Care Standards Act 2000 requires a children’s home to provide care and accommodation ‘wholly or mainly’ for children. It may, on occasion, be necessary as part of these arrangements to accommodate young people in our homes after their 18th birthday. However, we will always ensure that this is appropriate to the needs of the young person and those children and young people also in placement. When young people are ready to move on packages of community based support can be put in place to ensure that those supporting this transition in to adulthood are familiar to the young people.
When children leave our care we can provide bespoke packages of community based care that allow those who have been working with the young person in their home to continue to support them in their leaving care provision. Our Step Change package can be individually tailored to support those leaving our homes up to the age of 25. Outcomes for young people are monitored by the Star Outcomes Framework and will be reported on throughout the Step Change package.