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Care+

a therapeutic approach

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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:

regulate emotions
cope with stress
believe themselves to be worthy of love, care, and protection

 

We find fostering so rewarding and love to see the children blossoming, happy, and building up their confidence and achieving things that they never would have experienced. As for the young person they settle and like to have the stability of a normal home life; they know they will be safe, that we are always there 24/7 for them.

Sue and John

Foster Carers for 4 years

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we’ve been officially rated ofsted outstanding on 3 consecutive occasions!

The complex needs of children and young people are well understood by the Foster Carers and agency staff, who plan effectively to significantly reduce the risks.

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jack's story

Jack was 3 when placed and described as needing “100%” supervision with global developmental delay. He was in nappies and had no discernible language. After 18 months in a Care+ placement he began to trust, communicate freely, to smile and allowed the carers to comfort him when distressed. He started school and successfully moved to long term Foster Carers.

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