Placements at Northridge Care Group Children's Homes
Once a referral is received at Northridge Care, if we feel there may be a suitable match to our service, we carry impact assessment looking at the needs of the referral and the impact on the current young people living in the home. Also, the impact that the current young people may have on the referral.
If we feel this is an appropriate match, we will then invite the social worker, young person and parents (if appropriate) to come and hve a look around and discuss the pending placement, family time (contact)arrangements. A copy of the young persons guide will be given to the young person to take away and read over it.
At Northridge, our dedicated team provides 1-2-1 support, advice and practical sessions for all young people. These sessions will help the young people with varies areas – for example:
- staying safe,
- being healthy,
- attending school,
- positive relationships
- working towards independence
- Behaviour management & setting boundaries
- Health & hygiene
- Substance abuse
Our homes can cater for young people experiencing a wide range of difficulties:
- Autism / Asperger Syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Challenging behaviour
- Suffering from trauma / crisis
- Multiple placement breakdowns.
- Behaviour & anger management programmes
- Steps that are achievable to the young people which are praised and rewarded
- Offer daily planning which offers consistency, stability, and boundaries
- Provide our young people with support that will meet their individual intellectual, interpersonal and social needs, fostering independence and preparation for a full active life.
- Provide a safe and supportive environment in which the Young people can be considered and developed as individuals.
- Provide a secure, homely and calm environment.
- Identify and offer the young people’s preferred method of communication ensuring that effective skills are developed and used in all areas of activity.
- Promote children’s rights and ensure that young people’s views are represented and considered.
- Analyse the function of each child’s behavioural challenges, and to seek to reduce the frequency and severity of such behaviour by the teaching of alternative and appropriate ways of achieving that function.
- Extend the ‘Person Centred Planning’ process to include behavioural self-directed strategies, Individual Education and Skills Programmes and Care Plans that are monitored consistently and reviewed regularly.
- Provide ordinary life experiences within the community, accessing local networks.
- Foster self-esteem, mutual respect and trusting relationships whilst promoting contact within the home environment with parents and significant others.
- Ensure equality of opportunity irrespective of gender, race disadvantage or disability.
- Ensure the Young people are healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution, whilst maintaining their economic wellbeing.
- Carry out effective care planning and reviews and promote partnership with local authorities and parents.
- Commission the services of outsider consultants as appropriate in order to meet individual treatment needs.
- Ensure that educational opportunities are made available to young people that take into account their current needs, abilities and emotional capacity.
- Implement systems of quality control and maintain a commitment to updating and reviewing our practice.
- Provide a high standard of staff care through training, supervision, support and appraisal.