“Translating leading neuroscience, theory and therapeutic practice into the daily interactions and structure of the care setting.”

“Translating leading neuroscience, theory and therapeutic practice into the daily interactions and structure of the care setting.”

Positive Outcomes have a Clinical Director in post, who is available to guide, therapeutically inform and support the care teams on a full-time basis.

The Clinical Director, Jenny Taylor MA, BSc (Hons) Psych, PG Dip Couns & Psych, has facilitated our journey towards becoming a specialist service that is able to offer the highest standard of therapeutic care within a trauma-informed, residential setting.

Jenny is highly qualified in Psychotherapy and Psychology and has worked in the residential childcare sector for over 13 years. Within her role at Positive Outcomes, Jenny has woven a trauma-informed, therapeutic model of care into the fabric of our homes and offers a robust training, development and support package to all care staff.

Trauma Training

Care teams are trained in understanding trauma, planning a therapeutic environment, and developing therapeutic parenting tools to strategically plan the environment, day- to- day activities, and individual care plans of each child.

The teams are supported and informed on a daily basis, through group and individual clinical consultation sessions, development workshops and training days to develop bespoke care packages for each child. 

Clinical Guidance

Jenny is on hand to give clinical guidance and support in response to difficulties and daily situations,

She also proactively plans the best strategies to support each child, to build a more positive sense of self and be able to thrive.

Therapeutic Action Plans

Therapeutic action plans are designed for each individual child, which are regularly reviewed, tracked, updated and shared with social workers. Each child’s progress through the model is communicated through regular therapeutic reports.

These reports detail the strategies we are implementing and bespoke pieces of therapeutic keywork we are completing with them, as well as regular graphical reviews of their progress. Jenny is also available to consult with local authorities, IROs and social workers on the progress and development of children in our care.

Therapeutic Keywork Packages

Therapeutic Keywork Packages

Alongside guiding the teams in using therapeutic parenting strategies, our Clinical Director also facilitates the delivery of bespoke therapeutic keywork packages, designed to suit the individual needs and abilities of each child at different stages of their journey with us.

Supporting their development of positive coping skills, improved brain integration, developing emotional intelligence, developing skills in grounding and self-soothing, developing a more positive sense of self, confidence, self-esteem and being able to nurture personal goals and aspirations.

The Neuro-Sequential Way of Working:

Positive Outcomes adopt a neuro-sequential therapeutic model of care called the ‘Three Rs’, designed by Dr Bruce Perry who is currently the senior fellow of the Child Trauma Academy in Houston, Texas. ‘The Three Rs’ model is not a specific therapeutic technique or ‘intervention’- it is a practical, moment by moment ‘approach’ that gives us the understanding, framework and tools to work more effectively with children and families.

At Positive Outcomes, our therapeutic model, gives us a framework through which to understand a child’s experiences and adapt our practice to help them heal and begin to thrive. Our Clinical Director supports and guides our care teams to learn and develop therapeutic parenting strategies that are informed and underpinned by the research of other leading trauma and relational experts, to create a ‘therapeutic web’ of connected relationships around each child, supporting their progression through the model. This web allows opportunities for healing and regulating from the effects of trauma in the first instance, followed by further opportunity to be able to progress and be able to thrive. This approach understands the importance of a child firstly feeling regulated and safely connected to a safe adult before they are able to reflect and learn from their experience.

Our care is therapeutically informed on a daily basis, and our training programme and therapeutic leadership supports us to translate the learnings from leading theory and practice in neuroscience, psychology and relational therapy into the day-to-day practices and interactions within the residential care setting. This is evident in the way our care teams navigate and approach daily discussions with young people, manage and respond to challenging situations, attune to and demonstrate empathy and compassion for the children we care for. 

Our approach fosters an equally high measure of empathy and guidance to support children to feel safe enough to explore and understand their reactions, whilst also developing a positive solution focused pathway to navigating and coping with difficult situations.

Adopting a trauma-informed approach requires us to reflect not only upon how we support the children in our care, but also requires us to carefully reflect upon and consider the way in which we support, nurture and develop our staff team.

Our Homes

Our Homes

We offer a welcoming and supportive environment recognising that the child or young person cared for is valued as an individual.

It is our belief that all children or young people are entitled to a first-class standard of care and we therefore aim to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment that is warm, homely and non-institutionalised.

This allows them to experience being a child within consistent, stable structures and boundaries.

“Don’t underestimate the power of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

“Don’t underestimate the power of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

Positive Outcomes promotes self-esteem through recognition of achievement and praise. We will assist each child or young person to develop the coping strategies and skills required to manage difficulties as they arise in an environment correctly balanced between care and control, protection and risk. Our staff will always show unconditional positive regard and will not be another adult to let them down whilst the child or young person builds their self-esteem, trust and confidence and tests the adults around them.

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Below you can find a selection of the positive feedback that we’ve received from children / young people, organisations and industry professionals who have worked exclusively with Positive Outcomes.

The staff at the house I live at, provided me with support and help, when I was at my lowest.

Young Person

The Positive Outcomes staff helped me to work on my anger and control my rage. They were very patiemt.

Young Person