Type of provision: Therapeutic Residential Children’s Homes
Total number of children’s homes & other services: 3
Total number of registered beds: 8
Size range of homes: 1 x 2 bed, 2 x 3 bed
Age range on admission: 6 – 17 years
Specialist service: Therapeutic re parenting for young people who have attachment issues or have experienced trauma. Two of our 3 homes are rated as Outstanding in 2016/17. The third is rated as good.
Name and qualifications: Marilyn Mayer, BA Applied Social Studies, CQSW
Therapeutic provision: Specialist placements to young people with mental health issues, severe self-harming, eating disorders, inappropriate sexualised behaviours. Staff are trained and supported by a Clinical Psychologist to offer therapeutic re-parenting based on an attachment model and the work of Dan Hughes.
Geographical location: West Midlands
Roundhouse Care offers high quality therapeutic care to young people, who have experienced early trauma and abuse, which may have caused them to have attachment difficulties that impact on all
areas of their development. (Ofsted – “outstanding”). We use principles of attachment theory to create the therapeutic environment within the homes and to address the feelings and behaviours of the young people in our care. All staff are trained to offer therapeutic re-parenting based on attachment theory using elements of the Dan Hughes model.
We aim to enrol all staff on the Diploma in Childcare within 6 months of their joining us. Therapeutic training and support is an on-going process, supported by our clinical psychologists and social worker. We are able to work alongside a specialist mental health team who can offer assessment, psychiatric overview, individual work with young people and support and guidance to the staff
We have excellent outcomes for young people with low levels of physical intervention, young people missing from care and high levels of engagement with education and placement stability. Our young people maintain a link with us once they move to independence and continue to do well, as they move into their adult lives.
Company Website: www.roundhousecare.org