Prior to arriving at Beacon House, P would refuse to engage with any form of professional care, including foster carers and previous residential staff. P struggled with her peer group and displayed concerning behaviours such as sexualised behaviour, CSE, self-harm, verbal and physical abuse towards professionals and other young people along with ‘going missing’ and substance misuse.
Initially at Beacon House, P continued to display these negative behaviours by assaulting staff, displaying sexualised behaviour and attempting to go missing. Despite this behaviour, the staff team worked hard to prevent this happening.
Their persistent commitment to P, meant that P was never recorded as ‘missing’ during her entire time at Beacon House.
Eventually, the physical abuse towards staff members stopped and P became more trusting of professionals and began to engage in education and sustained her placement within the education setting.
During activities. P managed to develop a positive friendship group to which free time with this group was worked towards, and achieved with support.
P flourished well within Beacon House and valued the team and the loving commitment they had shown towards her.
The concern was, how do we progress P from our solo provision?
Although P had been in no position to be considered for Foster care prior to arriving at Beacon House, our staff team’s dedicated care and support allowed this to be a consideration. In fact, a foster carer did come forward to look after her.
Initially P did not want to leave Beacon House, but over time, the team managed to transition her successfully into the foster placement, where she settled in really well, making an excellent progress.
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