On 20 January 2016, Staff and Senior Management from all regions came together to attend training in the Secure Base Model (Beek and Schofield 2004) in Stoke. The training forms part of Family Care’s strategy to move to a consistent framework for therapeutic caregiving and teaching across all our services.
The Secure Base Model “…provides a positive framework for therapeutic caregiving, which helps children and young people to move towards greater security and build resilience.
The model focuses on the interactions that occur between caregivers and children on a day to day, minute by minute basis in the home environment. In addition, it also considers how those relationships can enable the child to develop competence in the outside world of school, peer group and community.
At Family Care, we believe that embedding the Secure Base Model across all our services will not only build the resilience of children and young people but also the resilience of our staff teams and foster carers.