All of our homes are situated in areas with good access to primary and secondary schools, public transport, recreational and town centre facilities. We can also provide education to young people through our schools; Eton Dorney Therapeutic School, Huckleberry Therapeutic School and through Exceed, our Outreach Education Centre.
Children placed in our homes may be at risk of absconding, sexual exploitation, offending behaviours, non- engagement in education, self– harming behaviours and may in their past have been subjected to or witnesses to physical, emotional, sexual abuse, neglect and domestic violence. Children placed may have numerous placement breakdowns in the past, come from a failed adoption or this may be their first care placement.
We use therapeutic principles within our daily interactions, communications and practice within the homes. We also use other recognised approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy, restorative justice principals, task- centred practice and crisis intervention.
We have a warm; caring, family style ethos and our homes are set up as such. They are welcoming places where the individual needs of the children are placed at the centre of all we do. We provide children in our care with ‘time to heal’.