what is care+?
There are many reasons children and young people come into foster care.
Some of these young people have experienced trauma and neglect. As a result of this, they can have difficulty forming attachments, trusting adults, and may struggle to settle and bond.
Care+ is a therapeutic approach to foster care and provides a bespoke package to support each individual child and their Foster Carers, including training on therapeutic foster care.
The therapeutic service is delivered by our Foster Carers and professional team, which includes Supervising Social Workers and a Psychotherapist. Foster Carers learn to respond therapeutically, becoming effective and resilient in their work with challenging behaviour and emotional trauma. This provides consistency, safety and security so the child or young person can settle, grow and thrive.
The aim is to build a healthy relationship between the child and carers, which enables the child to develop an ability to:
cope with stress
believe themselves to be worthy of love, care, and protection