The Theory of our approach

An understanding of attachment and trauma sits at the heart of all of our engagements with young people, and it’s through the development of long term meaningful relationships that we gain our success.  We work relentlessly with the child/ young person, their Parents/carers and their educational setting to affect real attitudinal change for that child.

Every child and young person has the right to an education that helps them reach their potential, makes them feel safe and enables them to learn in a way that suits their style.

Our approach is to work with all stakeholders to gain an in-depth understanding of the child or young person’s specific needs. We employ The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) which is a self-report behavioural screening questionnaire for children and adolescents from ages 2 to 17 years, developed by United Kingdom by child psychiatrist Robert N. Goodman.

Our work follows this approach and focuses on 5 key aspects of the child’s life which are defined as: emotions, conduct, activity, peer relationships and pro-social behaviours. We use this as a starting point for our work and assess progress of the work that we do at key points in our interactions.

When we work with the child or young person we always make a plan that will facilitate the achievement of their goals, supported by the parents and educational professional to enable the child or young person to re-engage and reignite their passion for learning