Above Beyond Care (ABC) was established to provide support for young people between the ages of 16 – 18. We support placing authorities in achieving good outcomes for young people to enable them to acquire practical living skills measured under the outcome groups set out under the Every Child Matters framework. We truly believe that every child matters and we are passionately committed to improving the life chances of some of the most vulnerable children. We are committed to ensuring that our units have the right quality of staff, services and resources in place to meet the needs of the young people placed and to enable us to address our priorities and to work effectively. We are ready to deliver a quality service today and we are prepared to respond proactively to future needs.
ABC offers 24 hour support to individual young people. The aim of the service is to provide a safe and homely environment that promotes empowerment, independence and choice, whilst enhancing an individual’s daily living skills whilst fostering opportunities to move on to a unsupported setting where possible.
Above Beyond Care takes responsibility for identifying and solving the problems of those young people using its services. We are partners in everything we do and our actions make a difference every day.
We treat one another with respect and embrace the significant contributions that come from the diversity of service users, young people, staff, partners and stakeholders.
Our success requires us to provide a high standard of support, constant encouragement and individualised development opportunities for both young people and our staff.
We are committed to all aspects of equality and diversity which is reflected in the ethos, culture and practice of service delivery and employment.
Openness and trust in all relationships further builds confidence and mutual respect in all of our practices. This is a major component to our models of confidentiality and professionalism of the delivery of services.
ABC accepts referrals for young people aged between 16-18 years old. They often have a range of complex needs.
Making A Referral:
- The procedure for making a referral usually begins with an initial telephone enquiry from a Social Worker or another professional.
- Additional information such as appropriate reports about the young person and his family are requested for appraisal.
- An initial visit is convened with the young person, his carer’s and any relevant profess.
- Following this visit, a decision is made to place the young person.