Our homes are safe, warm and welcoming spaces for vulnerable children and young people.
Under our watch, children benefit from therapeutically-informed care underpinned by the Secure Base model.
Decades of research on resilience and attachment theory has emphasised the importance of creating a secure base, where children can feel safe and able to try new activities and experiences.
We promote regular activities for children in our care and encourage them to take part in a variety of sports, hobbies and new experiences that they may enjoy.
We believe this, combined with our therapeutic approach, helps develop a child’s self-esteem and identity as well as building appropriate social and group relationships.
A Home From Home
We have residential children’s homes across the North West and the West Midlands, from rural bungalows in the Shropshire hills to our new home in the suburbs of Formby.
Recently one home enjoyed an amazing holiday in Cyprus with all 4 young people packing their suitcases and enjoying the sun. We also supported a young person to move into independent living and adapted one of our homes to support a child with physical disabilities.
Alongside the Secure Base, our residential staff are providing life-enhancing experiences that give children confidence and boost self-esteem. Children can learn, grow and develop in an environment that has their best interests at heart.
The secure base model is the foundation of our approach, but each home is unique and has its own style to suit the needs of young people.
That is what therapeutic childcare is really all about, tailoring care to the needs of young people.
The secure base is complimented by Positive Behaviour Support for children at our learning disabilities provision, a model designed specifically for young people with LD.
PBS use a number of different assessments that helps identify and determine the function of the behaviour, teaching young people new skills enabling them to communicate more positively.
We also use BERRI, a clinical evaluation tool for identifying, tracking and improving the outcomes of children with complex needs. Staff are trained to use these models and tools to achieve the best outcomes for young people.
In Good Hands
Our registered managers and service leaders have decades of residential childcare experience and know exactly what good care looks like.
Family Care’s residential children’s homes are supported by an in-house therapeutic services team with over 40 years combined practice experience.
Therapist visits take place on a fortnightly basis, with homes requesting additional support throughout the week if it is needed.
“Supporting children who have suffered trauma or adverse childhood experiences requires more than just ‘good enough’ parenting. Providers offering residential, fostering or education services to vulnerable children must consider therapeutic approaches and interventions, as we have, if they are to prioritise children’s outcomes”.
Andrew O’Reilly, Group Operations Director
Investing in Children's Outcomes
We spend considerable time, money and effort investing in our services because it’s what our young people deserve.
Recent block-booking contracts with Telford and Sefton council have shown that hundreds of thousands of pounds from the council budget can be saved by working together.
For more information please contact our Residential Operations Manager Andie Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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