- Age Range: 6-12 on admission
- Capacity: Up to 5
- Gender: Male and Female
- Length: Medium to Long
- Location: Bromley
Everything we do at Clannad is focused on meeting the needs of our children. Our practice is child centred, trauma informed and therapeutic. Our interventions promote learning, growth and development in children with good outcomes for them in mind. Our home will provide a safe and nurturing environment, full of love and laughter where children can feel safe and valued.
The practice model at Clannad is trauma and attachment informed, therefore developmentally appropriate for the age of the children placed at the home. It is also bespoke and individually tailored based on the assessed needs of each child. The therapeutic approach at the home aims to re-integrate children back into the most optimal placement following their stay at Clannad e.g. long-term foster families return home or independent living.
Clannad is a mixed gender home that can cater up to five children between the ages of 6 to 12 years of age. We have a staff team of mixed gender with a great level of experience, training and knowledge relating to the children and the difficulties and trauma they may have experienced and they fully understand and apply the ‘Five’ relational elements of supporting the children and young people i.e. All staff at Clannad are valued and treated as individuals.
Young people will also be allocated separate key workers on admission to focus on their individual needs.
“The home provides a comfortable and stable environment and staff are sensitive and caring.”
Regulation 44, 2019
Our therapeutic approach is individually tailored to meet the needs of each young person and informed by multidisciplinary assessment. In addition, our interventions are closely supervised and regularly reviewed. All practice is informed by evidence based clinical approaches and outcomes, and impacts are closely monitored throughout the placement.
Our team share a mission, which is “Through providing a safe homely environment which is filled with love, laughter and nurture, combined with consistent routines, we will enable the young people to grow and develop, being supported to achieve their full potential whilst knowing they are valued and loved. We embrace the six elements of a therapeutic environment which are playfulness, acceptance, love, curiosity, empathy and consistency.”
“Children settle quickly into the home and therefore form positive and affectionate relationships with staff. The staff and registered manager are very child-focused and want to give children positive experiences. A parent said that staff ‘look after my child very well’ and an independent reviewing officer thought a child’s progress was ‘much better than anticipated.'”
To discuss availability, please talk to our Placements Team: 0800 389 8708