QUALITY, PROFESSIONAL AND SAFE CARE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Expertise

At the heart of our service is a commitment to surpassing customer demands with innovative and coordinated solutions based on our unparalleled experience in working with children and young people displaying various and diverse needs.

As well as being registered Social Workers, our senior management have unrivalled experience in working with children and young people within a variety of settings spanning both the public and private sector.

Our success is based on adopting a model which identifies the unique needs and circumstances of each young person and providing a tailored programme of care which motivates, supports and enables them to achieve positive outcomes. At the same time we recognise and promote the need to work in partnership with a range of agencies to ensure a complete care package is available and delivered at times when young people need it the most.

Behaviour Management

  • Based on the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Comprehensive experience of working with young people presenting with a range of behaviours including EBD, Autism, Asperger’s, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Anger Management and other complex needs.
  • Bespoke care planning utilising SMART(ER) objective setting
  • Targeted and structured 1:1 support with dedicated key-workers
  • Various group work sessions delivered by specialist services

Education

  • Comprehensive assessment of need and learning styles to inform Individual Education Plans
  • Education support for those young people who have not attended full time or alternate education at point of admission, to enable them to obtain appropriate education, training or employment.

Specialist Provision

  • Specialist and unique support through St Andrews healthcare, the UK’s largest not-for-profit mental health charity
  • Psychology service offering mental health assessments.
  • Working with those young people with extreme emotional and behavioural difficulties that may manifest itself in self-harm behaviour
  • Youth work activities, including Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince’s Trust
  • Programmes to prevent the risk of child exploitation

Moving On

  • Numerous programmes / modules to support independent living skills, linked to nationally recognised accreditations (OCN)
  • Preparing for work module – C.V writing, completing application forms, interview techniques, budgeting skills
  • Supervised contact sessions promoting and maintaining positive family relationships
  • Supporting young people, where it is right to do so, to move from residential care back to family placements or foster care.