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Integrated Model

Each element of our service, care, education and clinical services has their own unique strengths– however, the success of our model is in the integration of these three strands. It is this that delivers the progress, outcomes and placement stability that we are renowned for.

Right from the point of referral, a senior manager from each of these disciplines is involved in multi disciplinary planning. We will arrange for you to visit and see all aspects of the service and to bring any multi disciplinary colleagues from your Authority to have questions answered and expectations clarified.

We are members of and significantly involved in The Charterhouse Group (of Therapeutic Communities). Established in 1988, this charity holds, represents and influences the development of therapeutic practice with children and young people.  It builds on the pioneering early work in the field and produced the early standards for evidencing practice which are now taken on by The Royal College of Psychiatry.  The charity also regularly consults with key sector stakeholders and contributed to the development of the National Contract for Residential ChildCare.  Involvement with this important body provides an historical and theoretical context for therapeutic work at Bryn Melyn Care.

Assessment

Each of the elements undertakes an assessment of the young person's needs from their service perspective. Using professional planning meetings and discussions, a detailed care and placement plan can be drawn up for approval. This will include the nature of clinical input to the young person and the team, it will consider the risk and behaviour management strategies for home and at school – both informed by the underpinning therapeutic and psychological needs.

Joining Plan

A detailed Joining Plan is drawn up, working backwards from the date of admission, planning for and showing all the essential good practice steps for a thorough and thoughtful admission. This includes which of our internal professionals is responsible and accountable for the specific elements of the planning. This sets the framework for full multi disciplinary placement management.

The care and placement plan will be formally reviewed internally by our multi disciplinary team at regular intervals in order that progress on outcomes can be monitored. This also allows for the nuances of care delivery and experience to change in response to changing presenting need.

An Allocated Clinician

Each young person has an allocated clinician from either a psychotherapy or psychology background. This clinician along with a colleague from our school, attends the home staff team meeting every month. This ensures all 3 elements of the service can be informed by each others practice and experience and that the care plan is implemented in a joined up way. The allocated clinician and the senior school representative also remain fully available to consult to the Registered Manager of the home, ensuring that the case management is held at a senior level (as well as role modeling integration to frontline staff). This can also include, client/case specific training to care and education teams to build on the comprehensive skill training programme we have for all staff.

Each part of the service is responsible for specific outcomes as well as sharing collective responsibility for the overall expectations of the placement.

Please contact us to discuss the specific needs of your young person and find out how the true multi disciplinary nature of our model can deliver the services you require.