Our caring and philosophy here at Bachlaw Projects is child centred. Staff will be chosen for their commitment to young people and for their abilities to communicate warmth, care and genuine regard to young people, whilst being able to maintain appropriate boundaries. The Intensive Support Units create a safe environment that allows therapeutic work to take place.
The young people who come to Bachlaw Projects will have had a range of difficult experiences. It is intended that through intensive, therapeutic work young people may be able to make some sense of their experiences and start to realise their potential.
We will follow the policy of ‘Getting it right for every child’ and as such we will work holistically ensuring that the young people that live in our unit are Safe, Healthy, Active, Nurtured, Achieving, Respected and Responsible and Included. In addition we believe that a successful outcome for these young people would be for them to be able to say “I am happier”.
At Bachlaw we commit to:
Bachlaw Projects follows the Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers and Employers.
The Directors of Bachlaw Projects follow the employer’s code in order to provide the proper support so that:
Our staff will:
Protect the rights and promote the interests of young people and their carers
Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of young people and their carers
Promote the independence of young people while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm
Respect the rights of young people while seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people
Uphold public trust and confidence in social services
Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills
We will also carry out our work with the Rogerian principles of respect for persons, congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard, equality, social justice, partnership, citizenship, empowerment and authenticity. This way of working enables us to connect with young people, demonstrate that they are important and cared for but will also be held responsible for the choices that they make.