Placement types for children and young people
Taking Policy Steps are happy to provide a service to young people who have been remanded and committed to Local Authority accommodation under s23 of the Children and Young Person Act 1969. These placements will usually be short term and require the staff to work closely with the youth justice/offending teams to gain the best outcome for the child. Notwithstanding this depending on availability, and our matching procedures, it may be possible to convert the placement from remand to resettlement
Taking Positive Steps team prefer to work with planned placements, where we plan a placement in advance so that the best possible placement occurs for the young person concerned.
If you’d like to know more about any of these types of placements, or you need a specific type of placement/packaged service which isn’t mentioned here, please give the team at Taking Positive Steps a call and we’ll do all we can to help.
Taking Positive Steps works in close partnership with Precious Tots Nursery. This enables us to support parents of young children to find appropriate and safe child care whilst they concentrate on other area of their development health and well-being rehabilitation and reintegration into the community
Matching children and young people
At ‘Taking Positive Steps’ we recognise the importance of carefully matching all placement referrals for young people we receive. We work closely and in partnership with the referring Local Authority to ensure that the proposed placement supports the following:
Be able to meet the young person’s physical, educational, emotional, health, cultural, and religious needs
Will not disrupt any young person already in a placement
Will bring no substantial risk to any member of our units, household or our property
Will not be harmful to any young person or carer