Services Provided

 

Individually tailored psychological and / or psychiatric input via the unit's in-house service provided in collaboration with CPFT. Other health care support is available via the staff in the health team.

A secure environment providing a therapeutic mileu including care, education and therapy in a consistent and predictable environment.  Age appropriate behaviours are actively promoted and young people are encouraged to develop physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially.

The young peoples presenting behaviours are supported through developing relationships with staff and in a context of their experiences of trauma. This includes work to assist young people to move to less intrusive placements within a planned timescale and thereafter achieve social inclusion through making positive life choices (particularly in relation to health, education, leisure, family and appropriate / safe social relationships).

Partnership working with parents, placing authorities and others, to provide a substitute parenting experience which meets individual need and allows each young person to mature and develop their personal identity.

A range of assessment, review and evaluation activities regarding the identification of need, care planning and the management of risk take place. This includes a full educational / school programme  which is broad and balanced and meets the requirements of the National Curriculum. Support / counselling from an experienced staff team delivering group and individual programmes of work are provided on a range of issues including:-  

  • Work with young women at risk of, or who have been sexually exploited
  • Sexuality issues
  • Relationships work
  • Personal empowerment
  • Bullying
  • Anger management
  • Personal responsibility programmes
  • Life story work
  • Managing family contact
  • Building self esteem

Young people also enjoy access to a range of media which recognizes diversity and supports cultural and faith needs

Young women leaving Clare Lodge are assisted to move via transition plans which provide support leading to the change of placement and by arrangement thereafter.