The individual is integral to all of our placement planning. Branas Isaf aims to ensure that each young person has the opportunity to explore and express their views about the care provided and their individual development programme.
The basis of our work is that of a therapeutic milieu formed through three strands of care, therapy and education. This fosters change, both through the environment and within the opportunity for therapeutic intervention in every interaction between the young person and the wider team.
Alongside the care team working with a young person, our bi-monthly Placement Planning meetings are attended by all representatives of our integrated service, including therapy and education. This integrated approach provides consistency and a clear treatment and intervention package, with clearly identified planning and outcome monitoring.
Each young person is fully supported to have their views and wishes heard and acknowledged. Young people have the opportunity to express and have their comments recorded on the placement plan and risk management form at each Placement Planning meeting. In addition, there are many different forums and opportunities for young people to express their views whilst in our care, including key worker sessions, via independent advocate, young people’s meetings and quality review questionnaires.
A Holistic Approach
Young people tend to learn much through the routine interactions of daily life and the experience of being therapeutic, both towards and for each other. Through this holistic, therapeutic approach, our aim at Branas Isaf is to encourage young people towards a better understanding of their previous behaviour, thereby enabling them to improve their interpersonal functioning, first within the therapeutic home environment and ultimately in the wider community.
Our integrated team approach ensures consistency across all strands of our services of care, therapy and education. This level of day-to-day communication and collaborative working ensures that the young person receives consistent messages and support to enable them to develop a clearer understanding of self and support their ongoing development.