Children in Care
At Abacus we understand that many of the children who find themselves in the care system have faced a number of challenges in their early years and need the highest quality support to meet their needs and help them move forward.
We also understand that those providing support find the role highly rewarding, but often they can also find themselves worried about the people in their care and often work is challenging and stressful. It can be difficult to understand the best ways in which to support children and young people in care and often it feels that there are few places to turn for high quality support that will make a real difference.
We aim to help foster carers, residential care staff and indeed children and young people have access to specialist support, supervision and training to increase their understanding of psychological theory and its practical applications to supporting mental health and well-being, developing psychologically-informed assessments of children and young people’s’ needs, effective care planning and risk management.
We offer a range of flexible arrangements to best suit your needs. You can request simple, one-off assessments of a child and young person’s needs, a course of therapy for a young person, increased support for your staff or select from our range of training packages.
We offer regular supervision and support arrangements, giving you and your staff access to your very own clinical psychologist who visits your staff on a regular basis. This could be on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly arrangement to suit your needs.
You can also choose how you wish to use your time. For example you might want a visit to include a staff supervision session, some support with care planning or developing a risk plan and to provide some direct assessment to the young person.
You can select a range of packages to suit your needs and we offer 3,6, or 12 month agreements that ensures your staff get regular and consistent support overtime.