Residential Family Assessments are appropriate where there are 'serious concerns' regarding the ability of parents/carers to meet the needs of their child/ren. Each family will be assigned their own Link worker who will work with them to identify difficulties and manage solutions. Parents are encouraged to be the sole carer for their children to ensure that they can learn and develop their parenting skills and ability of which ensures that children are not exposed to multiple carers, and the parent/carer is able to gain confidence more readily in their abilities.
Our Residential Assessments are typically delivered over a 12-week period, offering comprehensive and individualised packages of care and support. The assessment process will incorporate all aspects of an individual's parenting.
Prior to admission, families will have received a Parent Handbook and will be encouraged to visit the centre in order to become familiar with the staff and facilities we offer.
"Yes, just knowing I was in a safe environment"
"Yes, very safe."
"Yes, 100%, you looked after us."
"Yep, staff are good."
"Yep, I knew I was doing well."
"Yes, helped a lot as I knew my good and bad points."
"Yeah, ‘cos they were being honest.”"