We are proud to be a partner of choice of over 135 local authorities and NHS Trusts, providing a comprehensive and connected service across five key focus areas. We operate from 22 locations around England, guided by a senior leadership team recruited from every key discipline of child care to ensure that our childrens’ needs are met and respected.
Always striving to implement evidence-based practice, Five Rivers as a social enterprise, reinvests into developing services to improve children’s experiences and turning children’s lives around.
Our children and young people are cared for with authentic warmth, with our adults trained in skills in providing developmental, attachment and trauma informed care (D)ATIC. Supported by clinical teams of child psychologists and therapists specialising in our work, headed up by leading practitioners across each of the services, Five Rivers has been at the forefront of therapeutic provision for 30 years, partners of choice to many local authorities and health CCG’s. – High Impact, Sector Leading
It arrives in your life, takes it over, and demands that you give it every ounce of energy, passion and determination you have. And I wouldn’t have it any other way: I have worked with children and young people for over 35 years, in the belief that every one of them is worth fighting for. At Five Rivers, our approach is modelled on the childhoods that most of us took for granted, where children are cared for, loved, valued and respected.
We create an environment where a child finds, often for the first time, that everyone wants the very best for them and to show them a meaningful future. Equally, they discover that this requires rules and boundaries, effort, and respect for everyone around them.
I founded Five Rivers Child Care in 1989, having previously worked in the care system as a social worker, psychotherapist, family therapist and expert witness.
Today, Five Rivers draws on over 30 years of experience in recapturing the childhoods of neglected and abused children and young people. With our care homes, fostering network and education services, we have never been better placed to turn children’s lives around.