What we offer

The team at Atkinson has a wealth of experience and has developed significant strategies to challenge each young person’s expectation of life. For many young people, it is the first time that they have lived in a home where they receive such a high focus of care and support, allowing them the opportunity to gain insight into how their life is significantly different to their peers in society. Our support planning helps young people reduce their risk and return to a positive lifestyle in the community.

We work with a team of professionals, including a dedicated Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) team to help young people reduce their risk and return to a positive lifestyle in the community.

When young people arrive, we provide a full mental health screening  and educational assessment to help us understand their needs.

We provide each young person in our care with a ‘Positive Support Plan’ which is developed in coordination with our consultant psychiatrist, psychologist and social worker family therapist. This document is based on the psychological formulation of a young person and focuses on the individual’s presentation’s of behaviour and subsequent needs/support mechanisms. This then informs our home of the best way of supporting a young person and can also be taken with them to their future placement.

 

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