When we take on a child at Back on Track Children’s Services S.E Ltd, we aim to provide a placement journey that is therapeutic and effective. But what do we mean by 'therapeutic' in this context?
By the very fact of being taken into care, children and young people have had their lives disrupted. The reasons for being in care will also have had a dramatic impact on them. Many of them will have great difficulty - understandably - in attaching, trusting, or even knowing how to relate to others and behave in appropriate ways.
Depending on the severity of these difficulties, these children can often 'bounce' from placement to placement. Each move adds to their sense of rejection and failure this can escalate their behavioral difficulties. Commitment is the key to ensuring a placement succeeds to whatever level the Young Person can obtain.
'Therapeutic' means - assessing the child's needs and meeting those needs with skilled, trained and well supervised staff. At Back on Track we are committed to seeing through the difficulties that arise from the Young People in our care have, from often feelings of rejection/abandonment/loss. All our staff are committed to seeing through such difficulties to ensure these Young People get Back on and stay on Track.
At Back on Track Children’s Services S.E Ltd we are aware that therapies, such as attachment/bereavement/cognitive/systemic therapy can prove invaluable, in helping these Young People come to terms with the challenges life has thrown at them, coupled with the therapy of everyday life in a structure and well run residential home.