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It would be our preference that the young person is not aware of our involvement at this stage. This is to minimise the sense of rejection should the process go no further.
We would expect an appropriate person from the Local Authority to visit at this stage.
A visit by a Woodlands therapist and senior member of care staff to see the young person in his own surroundings. Parents/care staff/significant others also seen. If it is felt that the young person is suitable based on information and his responses, then we move on to the next stage.
Young person is invited to see Woodlands including the house which has the vacancy. If all parties agree we then move on to the next stage.
Woodlands holds a referral meeting with Therapy, Education, Care, Head of Service and the Directors present. Purpose of meeting is to decide whether or not to offer the young person a residential placement at Woodlands. If yes then:
It is important for all parties to note
that whilst the securing of funding for the placement is obviously important, it is secondary to the above process.
INSPECTION REPORTS: Inspection reports for all our houses and school are available upon request.
Referral process – Admissions
Contact by potential purchaser (Social Worker/Commissioner) to Woodlands
Information regarding Woodlands sent to Enquirer
Paper assessment undertaken by Woodlands. If young person is felt suitable based on written information received, we move on to the next stage
Date of admission agreed