We are proud to be launching a brand new model of care called ‘Step Down to Family Living’, which aims to enable young people to move back to family living as quickly and effectively as possible.
The 'Step Down to Family Living' Model is designed to help stabilise the child and equip them with the skills they need to thrive within a family home environment, with less supervision than in residential settings.
The model is based on a philosophy of four P’s; planning, placement, phased transition and post transition. Many children benefit from being in residential care and the enhanced level of support that comes with it. However, there is a group of children who have care plans which suggest foster care is a more beneficial pathway for them.
You can read more around the 4 P's in our Step Down to Family Living Model here.