Security and stability for young people
We will make every effort to provide a safe, warm, nurturing and empowering environment for young people to live in, to fulfil their own aspirations and to move on appropriately, when they are ready.
We believe that all children and young people are entitled to safe accommodation under the protection of a high quality and well-trained staff team. Our homes offers a stable, caring family environment, which promotes positive attitudes and proactive support to each young person in its care. Our emphasis is on creating a holistic environment where young people are encouraged to explore their potential and develop their personality.
Children have left the home in a positive way, having turned their lives around. Their life chances are improved and they have better relationships with their family. One wrote to staff saying, ‘I would never have got to where I have without yous [sic].
Like all looked after children, the young people who are placed at Area Camden have specific and individual needs. Many will have experienced abuse of some kind as well as experiencing the trauma of a family breakdown.
For many young people they will have experienced a number of placement moves that are both unsettling and disruptive to their lives. As a result, the need for a safe and consistent approach is an integral part of providing them with quality care. Alongside this, many young people will need particular help with their educational and health needs. The team at Area Camden therefore aims to work in ways that ensures young people receive the appropriate help and support they need to thrive.