Shropshire / Staffordshire
Age Range: 8 – 18yrs
Gender: Boys and Girls
No. of Children: 5
Education: Hillcrest Shifnal School
Ofsted Rating: Good
“The service follows clear theoretical models in a number of areas of care, including the clinical one. A therapist provides valuable support regularly.”
Philosophy of Care
The young people are treated as an individual, and their journey with us will be carefully planned and supported in line with their own specific needs and aspirations. Although our expectations are always high, any aims are always achievable and allow the young people to make positive progressive steps through life.
Due to the homes location and inclusion of a self contained flat; the home does lend itself well to working with young people who are at a stage where they are working on Independence skills and preparing to leave the care setting.
Our therapeutic model recognises that all the people we support are individual and our provision is tailored to meet their needs and wishes from the point of admission and throughout their journey with us.
Clinical support is led by the Head of Clinical Services and is delivered by a core team of clinicians to include Clinical Psychologists, Forensic Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists.
Each service’s designated team will reflect the needs of the children and young people that live and learn within the schools and or homes, however additional support can also be accessed from other specialists within the wider Clinical Team. This enables us to be responsive to any newly identified, time limited or changing needs of an individual throughout their placement with us.
Offering highly specialised assessment, consultation, reflective practice supervision and bespoke training, the Clinical Team work directly with education and care staff teams to develop a shared understanding of the children, the resources and the practices needed. This ensures that we deliver the highest quality provision which maximises each person’s quality of life and personal achievements.
Within our specialist schools the clinicians aim to reduce potential barriers to learning and educational success by working directly with the children and young people in line with their ECHP recommendations.
Our evidence informed models are based on best practice guidance and are governed through the Outcomes First Governance Framework.
Education is offered at Hillcrest Shifnal School, a highly successful DfE-registered independent day special school for children and young people. Wellington and the surrounding areas have a number of colleges and training providers for any 16+ young people. We work closely with Future Focus in Telford Town centre if any additional support is required in finding placements for our young people.
The staff join young people on a wide range of activities in the local area, as well as promote the young people to join clubs or local group activities to promote self esteem , inclusion and social skills.
Referrals and Admissions
Our aim is to match the needs of each individual child placed in our care. Wherever possible admissions should be planned and involve all family and professionals so as to ensure each placement has the best possible start.
To make a referral please contact our Referrals Team.
Tel: 03458 727477
Email [email protected]