Complex Trauma Services

Our group of Therapeutic Children's homes work with children who have suffered complex trauma. Our specific aim to is to work with children from ages 4-12 to stop the cycle of placement breakdowns, to ensure that they have a clear road to recovery with the aim that they can live happy and successful lives back within a family environment.


Our service is made up of three teams: our operations team, our clinical team and our education partners. The operation team is made up of over 150 staff, who are all trained in therapeutic approach and complex trauma. Our clinical team is supported by a dedicated support team, comprising of Clinical Psychologists, Psychotherapist, Art & Drama Psychotherapist, Life Story Practitioners and Assistant Psychologists. We also offer with our education partners access to a SEMH school within each locality.


Training our team is at the very centre of our therapeutic practice and all staff receive training in Therapeutic Parenting, Attachment, House Model of Parenting, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy). Each home is also supported by an assistant psychologist that works within the home to offer support at every level of the child's journey. Our clinical team also work closely with the school to ensure that the school is run in a therapeutic and psychologically informed way.


Our work is informed by the outcomes of the assessments, where the operational and clinical team will gather a history from the young person and then prepare a formulation based on that information, from which we will determine the possible aim(s) of any therapeutic intervention in a collaborative way. The outcome of this will determine if to support the child's progress and recovery with Individual Direct Therapy, Life Story Work, Indirect Therapy or Holistic Intervention.


Progress in our homes is further monitored by the CAP (Cambian Assessment Programme) outcomes measure which we complete for each child on a monthly basis and this helps us track their progress and identify areas for further development.


The Cambian Assessment of Progress (CAP)


The Cambian Assessment of Progress is a rating scale which is marked out of 100 and used to determine and track the progress of each child in our care.


We assess how the individual functions within 4 key domains


• How they function psychologically


• How they manage their social and emotional skills


• How they manage their learning needs


• How they manage their general health and wellbeing


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