At Care Afloat we realise that you, as purchasers, have a right to assess the
effectiveness of individual placements with us.
This is notoriously difficult to measure when dealing with developmental and emotional needs of young people.
As we tend to deal with young people with previous multiple placements, we measure our success in the 1st year against a series of measurable and witnessable parameters, both prior to, immediately after and following the first 6 months of placement.
Number of: Absconsions, Offences, Physical Interventions, Notifiable Events;
Appropriate Family Contacts, Attendance and participation at Reviews;
We accept that circumstances (eg. the re-appearance of a parent) can have a significant impact on outcomes temporarily and our constant re-assesments give us the opportunity to recognise this and adapt accordingly.
Together with these parameters, we have designed our unique Individual Care, Health and Education Plan (ICHEP). This document takes as its targets the 5 Every Child Matters outcomes of:
This individualised document is drawn up by all professionals involved in delivering the young person's holistic package of Care, Health and education (Learn4Life). The young people are central to drawing up this document and are consulted every month when progress is reviewed. New targets can then be drawn if success is achieved. Social workers are constantly amazed at the rapid and consistent changes in the Young People residing with us.