All staff are registered within their professional domain and CPD is focused on meeting not only their specific work practices but supplementary to this all staff are required to participate and complete a 6 week Induction programme. This programme incorporates mandatory training in the core aspects of the unit’s vision and ethos. Upon completion of this staff complete a 12 week Induction programme on an individual basis with an identified supervisor.
Our expectation of staff is that they consistently demonstrate pro-social modeling as we see everything that occurs daily between young people and staff as potential opportunities for enhancing the young person’s development. By this we mean the daily events of group living are utilised to meet the complex range of needs of our young people.
Daily events can be used to:
- Convey care and affection to the young person
- Enhance communication skills
- teach problem solving; social skills, life skills and relationship building
A Learning Environment
The Secure/Close Support Unit is fundamentally a learning environment and it is understood that this applies equally to young people and staff. Through a process of reflection, discussion of events and experiences, both in the team and with our young people, it is intended that a culture and climate of learning will be sustained.
- Self Harm and Risk Assessment
- Child Protection
- TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention)
- Mental Health
- Young Minds