We are dedicated to helping them overcome challenges, fostering their growth, and empowering them to lead fulfilling lives. Explore our services and discover how we can make a positive impact on the lives of the children and families we serve.
We are committed to nurturing the well-being and development of children and young people, providing them with a pathway towards a brighter future. Our comprehensive range of services includes:
Rutland House, a registered children’s home, is set to open its doors towards the end of 2023. It will provide a warm and nurturing environment for up to four children, both boys and girls aged 8 to 18 years old. Rutland House is dedicated to supporting children facing various challenges, such as:
Each young person residing at Rutland House will receive personalised support and a tailored development plan. Our home embraces young people from diverse backgrounds and offers individualised care packages, ranging from medium-term (6 months plus) to long-term accommodations based on referrals that align with our criteria. We take a holistic approach to our practice, continually expanding our knowledge and capabilities to support every young person effectively.
Our supported accommodation unit offers support for up to five young people aged 16 to 18 years old. This service is set to open in December 2023. Located at 4 Milton Road in Bedford, this semi-detached house provides 24-hour support, making it an ideal transition for those coming from foster care or residential care settings. Each young person has their private bedroom while sharing communal amenities such as the lounge, kitchen, and bathroom.
Every resident receives a customised support package tailored to their individual needs, incorporating their Pathway Plan. Our comprehensive program includes essential life skills such as registering with a doctor and dentist, sex education, including contraception and parenting preparation, home safety, budgeting, grocery shopping, meal preparation, and financial management. We understand that boredom can be a significant challenge during this transition, so our team is on hand to guide young people in making informed and responsible choices.
We maintain close communication with each young person’s Social Worker/Leaving Care Worker, focusing on assessing and developing their abilities, well-being, and emotional growth. Active participation in education or employment is highly encouraged to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Our dedicated team is committed to meeting the personal care needs of children from birth through to 18 years of age, providing person centred care within the nurturing environment of their own homes. We work in close partnership with parents and guardians, valuing their input and guidance as we embark on this shared journey of care and support.
Our comprehensive range of services encompasses children with various needs, including but not limited to:
We understand that each child is unique, and we tailor our care plans to address their specific requirements, ensuring their holistic development. Our overarching goal is to promote the overall health, well-being, and growth of the children under our care.
By choosing BSH Children’s Services, you’re selecting a dedicated team that is passionate about providing children with the best possible start in life. Our commitment to excellence, as evidenced by our consistently Good CQC rating, reassures that children receive the utmost care and attention in the familiar and comforting surroundings of their own home.
Our dedicated team consists of professionals with extensive experience in running children’s services and healthcare sectors. This team includes the Registered Manager and Responsible Individual, each with over 20 years of experience. Additionally, senior support workers and support workers provide around-the-clock support.
Training and development are at the core of our staff’s capabilities. We ensure that our team is well-prepared to provide high-level support to children and young people. Training sessions are conducted by fully qualified practitioners in their respective fields, with the support of the Registered Manager. Regular supervisions are held to discuss individual practices and their impact on the home and its residents. Staff members also receive ongoing developmental assignments to enhance the home’s ethos.
Staff at BSH are trained in PACE, an approach developed by Dr Dan Hughes, an American psychologist specialising in traumatised children. PACE stands for Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, and Empathy, principles that promote a sense of safety in interactions with young people.
At BSH, we firmly believe that all young people deserve equal opportunities in life, regardless of their past experiences, disabilities, age, or sexuality. Every child and young person should be cared for, have their needs met, and experience happiness, health, safety, and the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential. We are dedicated to helping them overcome any self-esteem issues from their past and fostering positive friendships. Our strong values, ethics, and principles centre around “Making a Real Difference” and collaborating closely with all stakeholders, advocating for the individual’s best interests, and aligning with overarching quality standards.
Our culture at BSH encourages curiosity and supports our journey with young people who have faced challenging and traumatic experiences in their lives. We provide specific therapeutic interventions to aid in their healing.