Kirby Moor has been successfully provided care for vulnerable boys aged 9-14 for over 10 years. The child’s needs and wishes are at the heart of our safe and nurturing environment. In our home everyone feels supported, understood and cared for which enables young people’s full potential to emerge and be recognised.
Outstanding Ofsted rated care for four consecutive years has been achieved through a continual review of the needs of the children we look after. A clear matching process, high level assessment work and continuous staff development ensures up to date research and legislation is embedded in our practise.
Comprehensive attachment based assessments are conducted. Accounting for current needs and behaviours requires an understanding of the effects of early childhood and family experiences. Initial reports feed into dynamic care plans. Staff have clarity of the young person’s emotional, psychical and wellbeing needs, and how we can best meet these.
The care team have the knowledge and expertise to support children who have experienced trauma and subsequent attachment issues. We re-interrupt the child’s presenting behaviour in order to address underlying emotional needs to promote growth and change.
Our approach helps young people to make informed choices and form positive therapeutic attachments. Future relationships, emotional regulation and progress depend on this being established. We promote moves home, to foster care or to one of our older boys homes.