Therapeutic caregiving which Builds resilience and helps infants, children and young people move towards greater security
The Secure Base Model (Schofield & Beek) provides a positive framework for therapeutic caregiving which builds resilience and helps infants, children and young people move towards greater security. The model was recommended as a basis for training foster carers in the Government White Paper, Care Matters (2007). It has also been incorporated by the Fostering Network into their Skills to Foster™ preparation programme.
Although specifically tailored to fostering, we use this model across all of our services. A ‘secure base’ is at the heart of any successful caregiving environment - whether within the birth family, in foster care, residential care, adoption or education.