We provide attachment and trauma informed care, supported by the PACE and therapeutic parenting models. Our skilled staff look beyond presenting behaviour, address the underlying emotional need of the children in our care which results in long term positive change.
We care and educate children and young people who may have experienced multiple adverse childhood experiences: including trauma and disruption in their care. This often results in complex: attachment difficulties, social emotional and mental health needs and we also care for those with, or without, a formal diagnosis of Autism.
To facilitate high level of empathetic responding, learning and opportunity we use a “Whole Brain Child” Model to encourage thinking and practice new choices.
A Multi-agency approach enables us to support vulnerable children and young people and the key staff who care for them. Individual psychotherapy is available for young people, monthly clinical staff meetings to decode complex behaviour and personal supervision achieve this objective.
Our Therapeutic Parenting Approach enables young people to thrive. Our all male service specialises in returns to family or foster care after a reflective period of stability or transitions post 16
All staff have training in the attachment and trauma informed framework noted above. In school staff work from the accredited Attachment and Trauma Sensitive School approach which specifically meets the needs of pupils within a school setting. It aims to help all pupils who have experienced adversity to thrive and learn. Kirby Moor School is working on the Silver Award Syllabus. Our pupils are supported to transition to the next stage of their education to environments which best suit their needs.
"Pupils make outstanding progress with their learning across a wide range of subjects and experiences."Kirby Moor School, Outstanding, October 2014
"The experience of living in this home significantly improves young peoples' life chances, they are equipped with skills that promote positive futures."Kenilworth House, Outstanding 2015/16