Therapeutic Fostering

Care 4 Children Fostering Team offer a personalised approach in their work with fostering families and children. We have launched our Therapeutic Fostering Service which offers competitive pay package, additional levels of support, via the clinical team, peer consultations and support alongside our unique Saturday Slots. We genuinely go the extra mile and are interested to hear from people interested in fostering who are new to this career and also interested to hear from carers who seek a new and team challenge.

‘At Care 4 Children we find fostering solutions from a multi-disciplinary perspective and team’

Therapeutic Fostering Family Service

A Unique Therapeutic Fostering Family Service

This programme is designed for children and young people between the ages of 6-16 years who have at times challenging behaviours and complex needs which have resulted in repeat placement disruptions or are in the process of returning to a community care provision. The children and young people therefore are either at risk of being placed in long term residential care or are already in residential care and ready to step down into a specialist therapeutic fostering provision. Care4Children Therapeutic Fostering Service is a clinically led programme which facilitates and manages their transition to a stable family based community environment.

Care 4 Children Therapeutic Fostering Family Service is an innovative specialist provision which results in:

1. Measurable outcomes for the child and young person through our clinical tracker and assessments

2. A dedicated clinically led provision

The therapeutic team combines the knowledge, experience and resources of an innovative organisation.

What is Care 4 Children Therapeutic Fostering Family Service?

Within the therapeutic model, children and young people either, transitioning from residential services, or being placed from the community will experience an intensive period of therapeutic care with the clinical input and therapeutic practice to assist a successful heavily supported fostering family based placement. The aim of our Therapeutic Fostering Family Service enables the child or young person to avoid institutionalisation and assists them to access and maintain a stable sustainable fostering family to meet their needs and enhance their life chances.

The structure of this unique therapeutic fostering service ensures consistency and continuity of a clinically led care programme throughout their journey. All staff and fostering families within Care 4 Children offer an holistic approach underpinned by our ‘Well Being for Life’ model.

Care 4 Children Therapeutic Fostering Family Service model offers the following additional package:

  • Therapeutically trained fostering family based upon Care 4 Children dedicated therapeutic training model-inclusive of specialist online training courses, Self-Soothing Clinical Training, Integrated Solihull Training, Enhanced Attachment and Trauma Training plus Enhanced Safeguarding and CSE training

  • A needs-led system of support and therapeutic supervision for fostering families  with a minimum weekly liaison advice and support from an experienced social work practitioner dedicated and trained in this therapeutic model

  • Monthly carer and social worker consultations with clinical expert

  • Clinical assessments of child or young person at point of entry and thereafter every 3 months if not already completed within our Specialist C4C Sexual Trauma Residential Services

  • Consultation with clinical expert

  • Clinical outcomes monitoring and evidence based reports

  • Intensive support package over and above standard support and out of hours cover

Who would benefit from our Therapeutic Fostering Family Service model?

Any child or young person 6-18 years old of either gender who may have a prolonged history of abuse and trauma and may present with difficulties such as:

  • Attachment difficulties

  • Complex behavioural needs

  • Emotional and psychological trauma

  • CSE vulnerability/risk

  • Several disrupted placements

Young people faced with the prospect of long term residential care or transitioning from residential care may be suitable for placement within our therapeutic fostering programme. They may meet the following criteria:

  • Needing ongoing specialist clinical input

  • Prepared for transition from residential to a step down clinically-led therapeutic fostering family service provision

  • Motivated to maintain a stable family environment

We are passionate in providing services that genuinely offer children and young people positive evidenced-based outcomes and the opportunity to enhance their future lives.

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