Our Ethos and Philosophy of Care
We believe in continuous improvement and strive to provide the best care for children. We are committed to using research to develop our practice and have drawn upon messages that highlight the benefits of love on childrens mental health, resilience, and outcomes. Consequently, we are seeking to transform our already good care into Lovin Care.
Our vision is for children to experience the benefits of positive loving relationships. We use a Theory of Change to set out how we will embed and evaluate this.
We have three homes based in the seaside towns of Lancing and Worthing, West Sussex.
We provide a home for children of mixed gender between the ages of 8 to 18 who may have experienced a chaotic early family life, which may have included abuse, neglect, and exploitation. They may not have yet developed sufficient skills and resilience to overcome these life adversities, developing the life skills they will need to help them to build a strong foundation for a better future.
We can care for children with a range of associated behaviours which may include running away, substance misuse, criminal activity and anti-social behaviour, sexualised behaviour, self-harm, and aggression towards others and their environment.
We ensure that the childrens feelings, wishes and views are central and we will advocate and support them to have a voice and feel heard.
Our model of care is attachment and trauma informed which is supported through input by a psychotherapist.
We will help children to develop constructive skills to support them in making informed decisions about their lives through providing space to reflect on their choices and actions that contribute and maintain the difficulties they encounter in everyday life providing them with insight and empowerment, leading to change.
We believe that developing care into Lovin Care has the power to transform childrens lives. The benefits of this includes gaining an understanding of healthy loving relationships, increased self-esteem, positive development of identity, increased resilience, an ability to form healthy adult relationships later in life, and form strong bonds that last beyond our homes.