We understand that moving into a new home is a huge change that can be incredibly unsettling and stressful for a child. We do everything possible to make children feel welcome, safe, accepted and valued members of our tribe.
Once we receive a referral, our Registered Manager will assess all the information and check we can meet the needs of the child. We will only invite a child to join our home if we believe we are best placed to meet their needs. Where this is the case, we will work with their social workers, other professionals and where appropriate their families, in making a flexible plan for their arrival. The Manager will hold a planning meeting to work out the practicalities. Wherever possible, we will arrange to visit the child in their current home and arrange for them to come and visit our home and meet the children and team.
As far as is possible, all admissions will be planned, and in principle, we will not normally accept emergency placements. However, in exceptional circumstances, immediate placement may be agreed by the Registered Manager if this is in the best interest of the child concerned and the risks associated with an emergency admission can be adequately addressed.
We are only able to accept referrals from local authorities. We are not able to accept referrals from private individuals and families.