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YOUTH CARE


The Foundations For A Bright Future


Rebecca Wright, Senior Commissioning Manager at Heathcotes Group, discusses the


contribution which care providers can make in planning adult life for young people with disabilities and mental health issues.


As countless parents will acknowledge, preparing a child for adulthood is a complex and sometimes daunting responsibility. It’s especially challenging when a young person has a learning disability, mental health issue or associated need. Managing their transition to adult life requires specialist support which makes the role of residential care professionals crucial in securing a fulfilling future.


Transition to independence should always be a long-term goal, but the first and foremost priority is the welfare and emotional wellbeing of the child. In


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comparison to their adult equivalent, children’s residential services should have a smaller intake, a higher level of supervision and a greater focus on providing a loving and nurturing environment in the first instance, underpinned by the staff’s emotional warmth. This enables children and young people to feel secure, settled, safe and valued.


The immediate aim is to help them to break any cycles of problematic behaviour, and settle into a structured routine that has appropriate boundaries. Sometimes arriving at a placement from


severely difficult backgrounds, children need to feel that they can trust and rely on the adults responsible for their care. It is vital to have carers that understand the sensitivity of this relationship and are led by senior staff with a wealth of experience in this type of service. Additional work is required to ensure young people are safe with regard to issues such as CSE or radicalisation - once a child or young person has moved into one of our children’s services, we hold a professional meeting within the first 36 hours to review this critical period.


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