Coastal Child and Adult Therapeutic Services

Specialist Services for Children’s Residential Care Providers

CCATS specialises in working in partnership with children’s residential care providers, helping them to achieve positive outcomes for the children and young people placed in their care. During the last 10 years, CCATS has worked with more than 700 young people. Services have been commissioned not only by the residential care sector but also by over 30 local authorities and NHS commissioning groups from across the UK.

Our model of service for residential children’s homes involves our psychological team working in close partnership with residential and educational staff to ensure an holistic approach is adopted in the care of each individual young person.

The services we can provide include:

  • Psychological assessment
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Staff consultation
  • Clinical supervision
  • Attendance at residential team meetings
  • Attendance at professional’s meetings
  • Staff training
  • Family work
  • Comprehensive assessment and progress reports

All partnership homes receive on-site support from a HCPC registered psychologist and other members of the psychological team as required.

In addition to supporting young people, CCATS can assist children’s homes in meeting regulatory requirements and attaining and maintaining an OFSTED “outstanding” rating. In particular, CCATS can help providers meet the requirements of the amendments to the Children’s Homes Regulations (2018), which have increased the onus on children’s residential care providers to evidence the effectiveness of the therapeutic support they provide the young people in their care.