The residential care model provides a placement option for children and young people on Child Protection Orders who choose not to live in a foster placement, or for whom a foster placement is not appropriate. These young people often present with challenging behaviour and high support needs. Young people are housed in purpose built homes with a team of professional paid staff who provide care, safety and stability.
Positive outcomes for these young people are achieved by drawing on therapeutic practice principles which assist the young people to develop appropriate skills to manage the impact of the trauma they have experienced throughout their lives. This work is conducted in conjunction with other service providers for example mental health services, drug and alcohol services, juvenile justice and education providers. Young people are assisted by staff to gain the necessary skills and training to transition into independent living.