If you would like our help and wish us to consider a young person for one of our homes or our outreach service then please feel free to contact us.  You can do this by sending a referral through to our dedicated email or giving us a call to discuss a young person.

The information you provide will then be used to complete a needs based assessment, the more detailed and up to date information you can provide us with will ensure we are able to offer a package of care and support that best meets the needs of a young person.

This information will be treated in the strictest confidence and passed to a Registered Manager to undertake a matching exercise, ensuring the prospective young person will match with the other young people in the home. At this point we will make further contact with you to find out additional information or to offer a placement. Further impact risk assessments are then conducted

Placement Criteria

The ideal young person we would like to care and support  may have the following care and support needs :

  • Complex needs arising from emotional trauma, physical, sexual abuse, deprivation and inconsistent or inadequate care and control
  • Self-harm
  • Inappropriate sexualised behaviour
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Loss
  • Bereavement and attachment trauma,
  • Substance use
  • Frequent absence from home or school.
  • Experienced a number of failed placements,
  • Unrealised vocational or educational abilities,
  • Difficulty in forming positive relationships
  • Experienced a number of care placements within a short time.
  • Anxiety,
  • Loss of identity
  • Lack of self-confidence.

Young People in our homes need to be :

  • Aged under 18 years
  • Have emotional and behavioral difficulties and complex needs that may include, self-harm, sexualised behaviour, attachment and trauma issues, substance use, absence from home or school
  • Able to have their needs met within existing resources or access local specialised provision
  • Able to live with the existing resident group. .
  • Access mainstream or specialised Education provision within 21 days of admission, as arranged by the Placing Authority.

Unplanned placements

If you need to place a young person quickly, within 5 days of initial referral,  you will need to ensure there is sufficient information regarding risk. An initial risk assessment will then be carried out before admission and a decision about the placement continuing will be based on the outcome of us working with you to review the placement within 72 hours of admission.  During this initial period we will provide additional staffing to ensure the young person is safe and is settling in well with the other young people.