Type of provision:   Ofsted-registered children’s homes
Gender:   Mixed
Total number of children’s homes & other services:  5 children’s homes + 1 supported accommodation unit
Total number of registered beds:   14
Size range of homes:   2 to 3
Age range on admission:   8 to 17 years
Specialist service:  Yes – therapeutic & complex cases
Name & qualifications:  Directors: Kevin Epps, PhD., M.Phil., BA (Hons)., HGDip., C.Psychol., CSci; HCPC-Registered Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Danielle Epps: DipSW; BSL (Stages 1 & 2); A.E.B Counselling Skills Certificate; HCPC-Registered Social Worker
Registered school:  No
Other educational provision:   In-house tutoring where necessary
Therapeutic provision:   Yes – clinical & forensic psychological assessment & intervention services; counselling; play & art therapy
Geographical location:  West Midlands

Description:

Positive Pathways is committed to providing high–quality residential care in home-like family environments set in residential areas, with maximum opportunity for re-integration into less intensive
forms of accommodation and into mainstream community educational, social, and vocational resources. Some of our homes have achieved Outstanding Ofsted reports and several have been operating for more than a decade, with well-established management and staff teams.#

We provide safe, caring, nurturing, supportive and thoughtfully-created environments that respect individual rights; meet individual developmental and therapeutic needs; promote personal development, autonomy, and independence; safeguard the young person and the community from harm; and support family contact and promote positive relationships with family members.

Emphasis is placed on identifying individual needs and building positive and rewarding relationships to meet emotional and developmental needs.  We also aim to build optimism and hope for the future. The small numbers in each home ensures hat each young person receives a high level of staff supervision and support to meet individual need.  Individual psychological interventions (e.g. CBT, EMDR, supportive psychotherapy) can be provided, as required, by the in-house psychologist, who also works closely with external agencies and with the staff teams in each home regarding care and behavioural management. Close integration between care and therapy is essential to achieving good outcomes due to the critical role play by care staff, working with children and young people on a daily basis. Our approach to addressing interpersonal and behavioural problems draws heavily on attachment/psychodynamic theories and social learning theory.

Company Website:   www.pospath.com