Broadly speaking young people who come
to be helped at Amberleigh Care have had
very difficult and traumatic early lives.
Broadly speaking young people who come to be helped at Amberleigh Care have had very difficult and traumatic early lives. Their pathway to reach us can sometimes be directly from family, always with social service involvement, often with police and legal involvement and typically with a string of failed foster and/or other residential placements.
“Children who spend a longer time in residential provision may have better outcomes than those who have only sent a short time.”
Typically, boys stay with us for between 24 and 30 months, but this can vary (longer or shorter) and is often influenced by their age on arrival. There are typically three move on pathways:
- Younger aged admissions can often be supported to return to a family placement – usually foster care
- Mid and older teen admissions often complete their secondary education with us, access college, develop life skills and their transitions are into semi-independent or supported living placements, either locally or back in their host area
- Some young people come to us with additional learning difficulties and will always require some form of structured support. These young people have planned transitions into adult services when they reach 18
Please click on the case studies below to read examples of successes in each of these pathways: