Therapeutic assessment is an ongoing process and begins when the child first comes to live with us. An assessment of need is completed within the first six weeks by our care staff and onsite psychology team.
The process is guided by the child's readiness for individual sessions & the therapeutic goals.
Once a child has developed trust & feels safe, individual therapy sessions are provided.
The therapeutic models used are;
The assessment, carried out on entry, will be used to plan each child's individual therapeutic intervention programme.
Adverse Childhood Experiences
We talk a lot about how ACE’s affect our group of children. Sometimes it’s the children themselves who best put into words the devastating impact of ACE’s;
Steven that’s me
Sometimes I think why me?
Open your eyes and see
That you left me
Off to my gran’s we must go
Wish we were old enough to say no.
But we can’t
Because there’s nowhere else to go
Just a Kid who wants his family
But daddy just left calmly
No word for fourteen years
All you did was left me in tears
And all you did was hang around your peers.
Written by a 15-year-old, who had been with us for about 4 years, prior to that, he was in various care placements from aged 5 years.
“The service has been excellent at maintaining contacts with families”
- Social Worker