Care

We offer care and personal development opportunities for our young people living in small-group residences.

The work of our care teams is guided by the School Improvement Plan, self-assessment and quality assurance, on­going inspections and national developments.

The collaborative approach of our teams is part of a unified whole-school approach to the development of our young people.

A primary focus is our individualised care for our young people, utilising the skills of the staff teams and the resources of the school. Our staff group is permanent and highly trained, and encouraged to be creative and innovative in it’s work.   

Each young person is allocated a key worker on admission, who will case manage their placement, linking with external agents, and families and carers, as well as professional staff, to ensure all aspects of their life are assessed, worked on, reviewed and supported.

 

Our young people play a full role in reviewing and agreeing their plans.

Each house is supported by a houseparent who retains an overview of all practical and health needs in a young person's life, and ensures the highest standards of care

A collaborative approach, involving all school staff participating in regular meetings, enhances the quality of service provided, and ensures that all relevant factors and information are considered to improve the life of each young person.

PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT

The planning, assessment and review of a young person’s care placement is supported by our management information system which provides a very clear task-centred approach to all aspects of supporting a young person's development.

This approach ensures that the key areas for development are clearly identified and that success criteria are agreed, allowing both staff and young people to have a clearly defined way forward. Central to the care of each young person is ensuring they remain the key driving force in identifying and reviewing their plans.

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