Our Referral Process:
Knowing how difficult it can be to entrust a child’s care to someone else, we work closely in partnership with local authorities and families. For those that we work with, our commitment to high quality care is a guarantee that they have come to expect.
We aim to treat all referrals with the urgency expected, and follow the appropriate paths in order to ensure that relevant care is always provided.
✓ Each referral is screened and assessed
✓ Referral Team forwards profile to appropriate home
✓ Each home manager carries out final assessment and risk-matching
This rigorous referral and assessment policy aims to match each child to the correct service from the outset. This will maximise the potential for placement stability and ensure that the child’s needs are met and any risks are managed appropriately.
We provide a minimum staffing ratio of 1:1 for young people with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. Where needed, 2:1 staffing can be provided as part of a safe solution to maintain placements and to develop meaningful care plans. We also have waking night staff to support all the young people within our care.