Our Client Group
Children & Young People
Children and young people placed at New Forest Care can be described by some or all of the following characteristics:
- Failure to thrive – Associated developmental delay are potential indications of syndromes such as Asperger’s, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and learning disabilities.
- Abuse – Particularly when perpetrated at a young age. Under this heading we would include witnessing abusive behaviours (extreme alcohol/drug misuse, sexual battery, etc) particularly if prior to the development of language skills.
- Multiple placement breakdowns – Caused by a variety of behaviours including violence, arson, self-harm, property damage, enuresis / encopresis, at risk of sexual exploitation. or who present sexually predatory behaviour.
- Significant mental health concerns – Repeated involvement from CAMHS. Potential concerns over personality disorder, psychosis, mania, other associated mental health conditions and attachment disorders.
- Lack of family support
- A history of non-attachment – Clients who view others as objects, rather than as discrete “others”.
- Institutional Neurosis
- Obvious psychological distress – Odd and disturbing behaviours, stretching from self- harm and nihilistic behaviours to aggressive/violent behaviour towards others.
New Forest Care specialise in the treatment of the more volatile or vulnerable young people.
- Those who pose a specific risk to themselves and/or the community
- Those whose placements elsewhere have broken down
- Those who are at risk of permanent exclusion
New Forest Care has considerable experience in liaising with multiple agencies. As a consequence, we have treated a number of young people subject to the M.A.P.P.A. process, Level 3 (inter-agency planning meetings for individuals who pose a threat to society through violence or sexual deviance), as well as individuals who have been “tagged”.
New Forest Care has negotiated with Through Care departments within young offender institutes, to develop successful transitions for individuals coming to the end of custodial sentences.