At the start of the placement, the parents will be fully involved in developing their placement plan with input from their KeyWorker and their allocated Social Worker. This placement plan will act as the blueprint for the care package to be provided to the parents whilst they are residing at Amber Family. The plan will focus on:
The Registered Manager and the Key Worker will confirm the date of the publication of the Midpoint Report and the final parenting Assessment and allocate weekly meetings so that progress can be monitored.
Whilst living at Amber Family, parents are initially observed undertaking basic care tasks for their child. For example, staff will be recording whether parents can sterilise bottles, change nappies, bath their Child as well as providing emotional support and interaction. If any of these tasks can’t initially be undertaken by the parent, our supportive and fully trained staff will help and provide advice and guidance to ensure competence.
Our Key Workers and Support Staff will work alongside parents in developing supported learning and practice. The 13 week placement will provide plenty of opportunity to reflect and learn from previous experiences. This support is gradually reduced to enable parents to demonstrate their commitment to care for their baby and home independently.
The parents will also be supported with: