Good care planning evolves from positive trusting and respectful relationships.

Each young person is allocated a keyworker who will support the transition to Balnacraig and will support the young person throughout their placement with us and beyond. We make a great effort to get to know individuals’ interests, strengths, preferences, dislikes and also their cultural, ethnic, health and education needs. This allows us to tailor an individual package of support for each young person.

Our care plans are living documents, evolving and changing to meet the needs of our young people, responding to changing circumstances whilst maintaining a clear focus on agreed aims and targets for the placement, which are agreed at the beginning of a placement in the form of an Individual Placement Agreement. Collectively we work towards the agreed outcomes for the placement by building on individuals’ strengths and interests in our care plans, which are based on GIRFEC principles and we measure progress against SHANARRI outcomes and the wellbeing wheel.

Simple achievable targets are clearly set out and supportive actions to be taken identified. Each care plan is regularly reviewed by the key worker and progress recorded, together with input from the young person, their family and professionals as well as with the support of our Clinical Psychologist. Close monitoring of young people in relation to their plans allows changes to be made as and when required, including accessing additional supports from other agencies. All change is monitored through regular internal network meetings as well as at LAAC reviews and network meetings with professionals. In addition any significant incident is reviewed in order to help us understand and support the young person better in their care plan and /or risk assessment, and through our Clinical Psychologist we have direct access to CAMHS when required.