Timeout Children’s Homes: Our Aims, Principles and Approach to Care
Timeout Children’s homes is a specialist therapeutic residential provision for children with multiple placement break-downs and attachment difficulties. The organisation is committed to offering solo and dual placements to children requiring a high level of nurture and emotional containment, together with Attachment-informed support and interventions.
We, in collaboration with partners, aim to meet the fundamental needs of the children placed with us. Many of these needs will have been unmet at previous points and so may be particularly chronic, or challenging to address.
Some children may come to Timeout with a particularly entrenched sense of their own powerlessness so they may need more opportunities to develop their self-efficacy than others. A large proportion of children come to Timeout with mental health and emotional difficulties for which they require the right, individualised support to resolve.
Our principles and approach to the care of the children have been developed from theory, research and practical experience of what is most ethical and effective in helping vulnerable children and young people achieve wellbeing and thrive over the long-term.
The clinical team provide individual therapy for children, and they also work systemically, for example supporting carers in understanding a child, as well as the impact of their own behaviour on the child, and how their support can help the child develop and find wellbeing.
Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment interventions in order to deliver Timeout’s Mission Statement:
An organisation can never be a true parent. However it can apply the values and principles of good parenting.