[008.23] Exploring Care for Children with Complex Needs in Children’s Homes

The survey revealed that “complex needs” encompass various types of needs and risks, often requiring support from multiple partner agencies. Mental health needs, behavioral needs linked to safeguarding concerns, behavioral needs associated with learning difficulties, and physical health needs were identified as the primary categories contributing to complex needs. These areas, when combined, form the basis of the definition.

[006.23] Supported Accommodation Providers Forum

I had the opportunity to share my thoughts about the impact that the new regulations will have on our practice, as well as some thoughts regarding what is allowed and not allowed within the regulations including, and opposite to what I keep reading, the fact that we “can” care for the young people we work with.

[003.23] It is time to change the narrative about children’s homes

In recent times, we frequently come across news highlighting opposition to the establishment of children’s homes in certain neighborhoods. However, it is crucial to emphasize the importance of considering the best interests of children and recognizing their right to a safe and nurturing living environment. Children’s homes play a vital role in providing a supportiveContinue reading “[003.23] It is time to change the narrative about children’s homes”

[002.23] Alarming Rise in Restrictions on Vulnerable Children’s Liberties

Research into applications made to the Deprivation of Liberty court, located at the Royal Courts of Justice, reveals concerning findings regarding the restriction of vulnerable children’s movements and freedoms. The court, operating as a 12-month pilot since July last year, aims to handle cases involving the deprivation of a child’s liberty.

[032.19] Notes about the use of restraint in the light of the Social Learning Theory

There are, obviously other aspects to have in consideration (mental states, potential reinforcements of future behaviours and so on), but could the professionals working in settings that use restraint, being the ones promoting future aggressive behaviours, without even considering the role they have on this?

[020.19] there are teenagers that are not being dumped…

Maybe we need more regulation of this settings or, maybe, we just need the responsible organisations to develop a real monitoring. Maybe, we need to improve this settings or, maybe, we just need “that” monitoring to work and make sure that they are implementing the service they should be implemented.