The referral process

The placement journey

We work in close partnership with placing authorities to ensure that the objectives and desired outcome for any child or young person are established prior to, or at the point of, admission. We have high expectations of ourselves and the professional network, ensuring that all are accountable for their roles in enabling every young person to achieve and thrive.

We hold integrated case management meetings regularly for each child. This involves the key individuals in the plan of care so that every aspect of the young person’s plan is assessed, and that outcomes stay on track, or that modifications can be made to reflect changing needs. This process is linked to outcomes-monitoring which provides evidence of progress made, identifies the next areas of focus and celebrates achievements.

We strive for the best for the children and young people who are placed with us, and always focus on the next stage of the journey – whether this is to return home, or a step down to foster care, a move to independence or a step down to a residential service with lower staffing ratios.

Residential Placements Team

Our Residential Placements Team is managed by leaders experienced in working within and managing residential child care, and who have a sound understanding of placing and matching children with a spectrum of needs and desired outcomes. The team works closely and in an integrated way with our colleagues in Five Rivers’ Education, Fostering and Assessment & Therapy services so that we can offer the best possible solution to referring authorities. We are pleased to support these authorities in identifying the best options for children, whether in an emergency or as part of a planned transition.

To make a referral, or to discuss any of our services please contact:

Email: residential@five-rivers.org

Phone: 0800 389 8708

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