Our singleton and crisis services draw on many years’ experience of providing the right solution to support children and young people who, at the point of referral, are unable to be matched within a group-living environment. This may be due to a significant risk of harm, either to themselves or to others.
Our services deliver a bridge to lower-intensity services, such as moving to our therapeutic communities or a solo fostering placement with intensive support services.
Our work with local authorities develops clear, realistic expectations of progress, based on the assessment of need, for children and young people who may have been in a cycle of disruption for many years.
This integrated assessment, comprising educational, social and clinical components, is completed within the first three months of placement).
These services have access to both our Assessment & Therapy and Education services, to enable Five Rivers to provide a bespoke package of support for each child.
At Five Rivers, our aim is not simply to ‘solve’ an immediate crisis, but to focus our range of residential and educational services and their possible transitions on maximising each child’s potential, and achieving the best possible outcome.