Small homes allow greater flexibility for residents and facilitate a focus on the individual rather than the problems of group living. Some children respond very positively to a group size of a maximum three, especially where the staff team is kept as small as is practical to encourage consistency and positive relationships.
Where appropriate, children are placed and supported in mainstream education or other Local Authority provision.
In our small units, where there is no alternative, education can be provided. Ideally, this is short-term and directed towards a return to mainstream. This educational support can be individual or group based and is co-ordinated by our registered residential special school in line with the joint DfES/DOH Guidance, “The Education of Young People in Care”.
- Short-term assessments (with or without psychological / psychiatric input)
- Planned and focused work with abused children
- Medium and long-term placements (wit or /without family work)
- Preparation for fostering
- Family support service to maintain home base
- One-to-one projects and tracking schemes.
- Education supported by our Residential Special School
- Crisis respite, including programmes offered by our AALA Outdoor Pursuits Team
The Roaches School is a specialist residential school rated outstanding by Ofsted. The School, as a whole, accommodates up to 58 pupils, including day pupils, between the ages of 7-16 on a long or short term basis in a variety of accommodation, both on and off site. Its specialism is caring for and educating children and young people who have severe emotional and/or behavioral difficulties as well as a history of failed placements.
All children at the school undergo a system of educational assessment and regular review resulting in Individual Education Plans geared to the specific needs of each child.
Find out more about our specialist residential school here.
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