The Restorative Parenting® Recovery Programme operates on an environmental, interpersonal and individual level. Psychological growth and recovery is facilitated through the applied understanding of childhood trauma and attachment needs, positive behaviour support and a focus on engagement and achievement through active participation in education and a wide range of activities.
The progress of Individual children is monitored on a monthly basis through the Restorative Parenting® Recovery Index and through the use of additional normed psychological scales where appropriate. Detailed discussion of children’s progress takes place at monthly consultations with a psychologist and additional input is provided on a flexible basis by Halliwell’s clinical team, which includes Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy and Psychiatry.
Halliwell Education services ensure that we reach the whole child and Restorative Parenting® necessarily contains restorative education. Restorative Education is more than good quality education, it is also about helping the child overcome their trauma experience and rebuild their ability to trust in others. Using Propensity to Learn™ we measure the child’s progress using 5 key measures.
Halliwell promotes good liaison with all local health services, however, the ongoing mental health needs of children placed within the programme are addressed without a need to draw on NHS CAMHS resources.
As a Social Enterprise, our approach to the recovery and development of the children is through the development of our staff. To this end, we have recognised that the personal on-going learning and development process must continue throughout the organisation as part of its cultural identity, not just to comply with statutory requirements. Here at Halliwell, our policy is to provide a fully-funded, free of charge, Career Pathway for all residential therapeutic staff to progress from the statutory minimum QCF Level 3 qualification to a Level 5 Foundation Degree within two years. From here a Level 6 Graduate Degree can be achieved within three years, and a Level 7 Post-Graduate Certificate within four years.