Bridging Skills for Full Independence

Providing Accommodation and Support for 16/17 Year Old

Semi-Independent Setting

We take a holistic approach to the needs of young people with challenging behaviours and young people involved in, or at risk of offending. We strive to achieve the five outcomes identified in “Every Child Matters”: being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being. These principles and values are central to our work and service as we strive for young people to meet the five outcomes identified. 

Our core aims fall across 3 broad themes:

  • Semi-independent accommodation for Young People:

Increasing and improving service delivery in every area. 

  • Staff Recruitment, Inclusion and Continuous Personal Development:

Recognising the very significant and valued role that our staff will play in providing a quality service to the children and young people in our care.

  • Premises and Facilities:

Actively pursuing strategies to acquire premises to provide quality accommodation, location with close proximity to local services and allow further expansion and development of our services.

  • Security and opportunity must go hand in hand. Child protection must be a fundamental in our premises

The young people we look after

The young people we look after may have one or more of the following difficulties/disabilities

Challenging behaviour

Criminal activity/Tag, curfew conditions

Low motivation and/or low self-esteem


Attention deficiency hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Absconding (missing from placement)

Vulnerable to sexual exploitation

Substance/solvent/drug abuse

 Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

 Absconding (missing from placement)

Request further documents?

The following (anonymised) safeguarding, progress

monitoring and tracking documents listed on the left are available on request:

  • Individual placement plans. 
  • Risk assessments. 
  • Young person’s progress reports. 
  • Notifiable events (format and process). 
  • Life skills work undertaken.

Support delivered to achieve outcomes

Support, encouragement, guidance and assistance for young people to make the right choices to improve their future


Registered and attendance of:

  • Doctors 
  • Dentist 
  • Opticians 
  • CIC health assessment 
  • Specialist services


Applying for:

  • Bank account 
  • Driving licence 
  • Passport 
  • Personal independence payments 
  • N.I number


Support with accessing and enhancing opportunities:

  • CV writing 
  • Further education 
  • Training courses 
  • Voluntary/ paid work experience


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