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Individual Care and Support
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Individual Care
Individual Care and Support at Our Place Schools
Advocacy and Self Expression
Developing New Relationships
Self Expression

Individual Care

It is the stated aim of Our Place to provide individual care for all of our children. This will be implemented through:

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Continuous assessment and developmental planning, taking all needs into account and used to assist learning

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A designated Key Worker who will have been chosen for that position taking into account the child or young person’s preferences alongside the employees skills and suitability

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Individual Care Plans identifying the child or young person’s needs. These are then implemented and monitored by the Key Worker with support from the child or young person’s teacher, and in consultation with all involved professionals

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Diet and nutritional needs monitored by the Cook

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Recording  the child or young person’s daily intake in their daily diary so as to assist in the planning of meals to allow children to have a good choice of food

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Taking children’s views, preferences and consent fully into account in carrying out personal care including the timing and preference of staff to assist with particular tasks. The child or young person’s dignity and privacy are to be maintained at all times

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Keeping each child or young person’s daily diary. This document is used to keep records of all the activities that the child or young person does during the day, their diet, their moods and level of cooperation to help assist with analysing situations and informing staff as to the child or young person’s preferences.

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Keeping an individual permanent file in a safe place. This holds all relevant information and is maintained by the Key Worker.

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Having the Key Worker review the daily diary, permanent file and Care Plan at least monthly by the Key Worker to ensure that they hold current information. Out of date information is transferred to the child or young person’s confidential file and stored in a locked storage area. The permanent files and Care Plans are reviewed quarterly as part of the quality assurance system.

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Advocacy and Self Expression

This policy will guide staff in the provision of an environment in which there are fair and equitable services and opportunities for all those cared for within the home. As the children live in a group home it is even more important that their individual needs are recognised. Staff will support the children to make their desires and requests known. This will be done through a variety of methods from teaching basic communication skills – like/don’t like, yes/no, good/not good – provision of a Key Worker for each of our children through to the provision of an external advocate service. .

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Developing New Relationships

Our Place sees no impediment to children developing new relationships and in fact this shows a developing maturity and emotional progress. However, the emotional vulnerability of those involved will be taken into account and if it is considered by all parties - professionals and parents - that one or other of the parties are likely to suffer serious personal harm, efforts will be made to distract and deter the relationship from developing any further.

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Self Expression

Our Place encourages self expression and to support this provides the following:

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Access to computers with web cams, email, internet with nanny service, letters, phone calls and photos or videos to their parents subject to written parental authority

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Careful induction planning and preparation e.g. visits, sleepovers, personalised information packs

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Access to on-site qualified staff and external therapists including Mental Health nurse, psychologist, psychiatrist, speech and language therapist, occupational therapist, music, art, dance, drama therapy and other health or psychiatric services as required as well as local NHS services.

 

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Our Place Schools
The Orchard
Bransford, Worcester
WR6 5JE

Tel. 01886 833378
Email. admin@ourplaceschools.com
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