We offer care-placements primarily for children between the ages of 8 and 16 years.
We are however registered to accept children up to 18 years of age and will continue to work with them for as long as we are needed.
It is preferred that children who are referred to us are admitted in a planned way, including pre-admission visits because this helps them realise that J&R Care is not just another child care provider, it is a home. Their home. This is also vitally important to the culture of the home and to the children already living here.
How We Succeed
Specialising in working with the most vulnerable and challenging children, we are dedicated to providing a happy, safe and secure environment for our young people to develop and grow.
With clearly defined boundaries set out for the children in a nurturing manner, our staff team is committed to working with the unconscious processes taking place within this child group - secure in the knowledge they have the capacity to contain the powerful emotions which can lead to a child's challenging behaviour.
The staff team at the home possess a shared, natural understanding of the residential task. The importance of children needing to regress and giving the opportunity for them to receive basic primary experiences is at the heart of the work we do.
The foundation of our work is based on social learning, in which we believe children re-learn appropriate behaviour through positive role modelling.
How children live together within the home forms an important part of their development. We work closely with Independent therapists who can assess and offer different kinds of therapy dependent on the individual needs of the child.
We provide unconditional care in a space where children can express themselves freely and yet remain safely contained by professional staff.
The care of children is paramount, as is the manner in which this care is given - which is why our Policies are regularly updated and staff performance is openly monitored and any issues by anybody are immediately logged.
We work in partnership with the placing authorities and parents to ensure that all the children’s health, care and education needs are met.
The Registered Manager and staff team work closely with social workers and parents in a professional capacity to support and help them to understand the work we are doing.
The children’s family are welcomed at the home to visit and are actively included in periodic social functions, for example: birthday celebrations, BBQ’s Sports days, presentation awards and Christmas parties.
Future For All - With Care
Our hope is the work we do will enable the children to recover from their past negative experiences and hopefully move on from us, whether to family placements or independence with a feeling of being genuinely cared for and thought about.
While we recognise that for many children, growing up in a family environment is the best outcome, we also recognise that for some children this is not possible and in this respect long term residential care is a preferred option.