We have a detailed and thoughtful admissions and referral process. The following information provides an outline of needs which our placement would best meet; it includes children and young people:-
- For whom group living is a good fit.
- Who require a high level of nurture.
- Who need support with their basic needs.
- Who have experienced multiple adversities.
- Who have experienced complex trauma.
- With a history of loss or breakdown in their home and/or school.
- With a diagnosis of higher functioning ASD
- With attachment difficulties
- Who demonstrate some readiness for connection.
- With a high level of vulnerability.
- With a Statement of Special Educational Needs.
- Who benefit from being part of an active community.
- Who have missed out on vital life experiences.
- Who demonstrate high risk behaviours.
Headlands may not be the correct placement for all the young people we are asked to provide placements for. Therefore, referrals for young people who meet the criteria outlined below will be very carefully assessed and discussed by senior leaders and may not be suitable, for reasons that include:-
- Young people who are regularly misusing drugs and alcohol.
- Young people presenting with high levels of cognition who engage in criminal behaviours and/or high levels of violence or use of weapons.