Therapeutic Communities

Kevin Gallagher, Dr Chris Nicholson and Bethan Thibault
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

There has been a recent rise in interest from policymakers and commissioners in the important role therapeutic communities play in supporting some of the most traumatised children and young people.

Therapeutic communities provide a whole service approach to the treatment and care of young people. Picture: highwaystarz/Adobe Stock
Therapeutic communities provide a whole service approach to the treatment and care of young people. Picture: highwaystarz/Adobe Stock

“Countless reports and the experience of providers and local authorities alike tell us that there is rising demand and complexity across children’s social care. Residential care, fostering and specialist education have all become increasingly segmented with specialist services and models emerging. This presents significant challenges for those who commission and purchase services and for those who operate them, either as a core activity or especially as a component part of a wider portfolio. There is a real lack of understanding and consensus, on both sides, about what systems and structures to expect in order to deliver quality, value and outcomes.”

Register and read the opinion piece in full. CYP Now’s Therapeutic Communities Special Report includes lots of links…

Special Report | CYP Now: https://www.cypnow.co.uk/features/article/therapeutic-communities-special-report

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