We endeavour to promote and develop a culture based on empowerment, acceptance and learning. This is supported by a needs driven child centred approach to care management.
All foster carers and staff at Fairways care are supported to work together to translate the core principles into practice, assisted by high quality training.
The training program is grounded using psychodynamic theory, but making good use of attachment theory, systemic theory and ensuring staff are up to date with the developing importance that neuroscience has to play in our understanding of child development.
The overall therapy model for Fairways Care is the relationship model. This model places emphasis on the development of safe secure relationships that enable all foster carers and staff to respond to the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the child, their foster home, school or residential setting. The medium of the therapeutic relationship is essential to create the fundamental safety and security needed to establish trust and development.
The Therapeutic Relationship
- Unconditional Acceptance
- Attending & Listening
- Open Questioning
- Physical and Behavioural Techniques
- Warmth and Being Genuine
The three core principles
1. All foster carers and staff engaging and partaking in the key elements of the therapeutic relationship in order to promote and enhance their understanding of, and ability to deliver a psychodynamic approach.
2. The development of a reflective culture at all levels and in all disciplines is paramount
3. Collaborative working is central to a high quality treatment environment
It is through the examination of the communication that children present through their behaviour that themes begin to emerge and their underlying needs can be identified.
This reflective culture at the heart of the various teams and departments in the organisation is an essential part of the organisation. This encourages children to develop reflective skills enabling them to explore and understand the impact for them of living and learning alongside one another.