The Experience of Children & Young Adults

At the core of Genesis cte’s objectives is to ensure each child and young adult experiences our care as compassionate, consistent, and based on firm humanistic principles. We have developed a clearly defined value-base, along with a practical and usable evidence-based approach, the principles of which are detailed on this website). We also aim to provide physical environments that are homely, comfortable and helps us meet the individual needs of each child or young adult. This includes locating our services in pleasant detached properties in agreeable and safe rural locations.

Specialist Homes

Our homes are focused on providing highly specialist services, each with a clearly defined and precise purpose and function. This includes specialist homes for both older and younger children with significant attachment difficulties (often presenting with relationship, trust and associated behavioural and impulse-control difficulties); boys who present with concerning, high-risk sexualised behaviour, sometimes directed towards other children; children who present with difficulties most often associated with pervasive development disorders (including children on the autistic spectrum), many of whom also have other behavioural and psychosocial difficulties; and girls and young women with mental health and personality challenges (including emergent borderline personality disorders), who may present with a range of self-destructive behaviours (including self-harm and vulnerability to sexual exploitation), as well as mood disorders, identity issues and symptoms of PTSD. All the children and young adults we offer services to have engendered high-levels of professional concern.

Safeguarding

We understand above all, our key responsibility to safeguard the children and young adults in our care. We have robust polices, high-levels of training and expertise, and a system which is constantly reviewed and appraised to ensure its absolute effectiveness.

Therapeutic Services

Above all, Genesis cte is a therapeutic service. All children and young adults are given the opportunity to benefit from individual therapeutic intervention with a suitably qualified, experienced and supervised professional. Further, all care staff are provided with extensive training and coaching to ensure each child and young adult experiences their day-to-day care as therapeutically supportive and beneficial. A therapeutically-orientated approach is integral to delivery of all our services.

Listening

Genesis cte is a listening service. We are ambitious in our attempts to build upon our foundations, and to constantly improve what we do. This means we have to listen carefully to the views and opinions of all key stakeholders, not least the direct experience of children and young adults in our care. We have developed a range of highly-effective processes to ensure the voices of all are heard, acknowledged, and where appropriate, acted upon.

Making a Positive Difference

We are wholly committed, not to merely providing a nurturing and safe care environment in which children and vulnerable young adults are properly protected (both from themselves and others), but also in making a genuine, positive difference to their lives. Ensuring measurable, positive outcomes is crucial. Therefore, we look to help each individual move towards a healthier, more developmentally appropriate future in which they can function successfully in a more normative placement option (foster care, supported or independent living, or a return to family). Further, our intention is to help them to enjoy more normalised social relationships within friendship groups, achieve optimum educational and vocational success, and can look forward to a life where they are able to fully realise their abilities and talents. This also means being able to cope successfully with the normal stresses and frustrations of life, and being productive in a way that contributes to the community as a whole.

Current Homes

  • Alison House (Gloucestershire) – Girls & Young Women (14 – 25) with Mental Health & Personality issues (including self-harm and vulnerability to sexual exploitation)
  • Bryn-y-Mor (Pembrokeshire) – Boys (11 – 18) with Challenging Behaviour (including Sexually Challenging Behaviour)
  • Chasewater House (Gloucestershire) – Boys (11 – 18) with Sexually Challenging Behaviour
  • The Lawns (Gloucestershire) – Girls & Young Women (14 – 25) with Mental Health & Personality issues (including self-harm and vulnerability to sexual exploitation)
  • Min Zaman (Pembrokeshire) – Girls (11 – 18) with Mental Health & Personality issues (including self-harm and vulnerability to sexual exploitation)
  • Oaklands (Pembrokeshire) – Mixed (7 – 18) with Significant Attachment, Relationship & Behavioural challenges
  • Upper House (Pembrokeshire) – Mixed (7 – 18) with Significant Attachment, Relationship & Behavioural challenges