Overview

Established since 1994 Prospects is focused on providing a ‘continuity of care’ for children and young people, and our range of services ensures that we have the flexibility to offer the right placement at the right time.

Our young people

Young people who come to Prospects often have multiple and complex needs with typical backgrounds of family relationship breakdowns, attachment difficulties, and histories of abuse. Our carers and teachers are experienced at successfully working with young people who present severe challenging behaviour including aggression and violence, prolific absconding, gang related offending behaviour, substance misuse, presentation of sexually harmful behaviour, with young people who are vulnerable to the risk of sexual exploitation, and with young people with diagnoses of ASD and Aspergers.

As an organisation, Prospects acknowledges that the range of difficulties and needs a child/young person might have are multi-faceted and as such, require a multi-disciplinary approach in the planning of meeting individual needs and creating opportunities for change.

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Our range of services

We have 11 registered children’s homes all located in or around Wrexham in NE Wales. Our registered independent special school and transitional care properties are also located in the town. Our range of foster placements are located a little further afield and we have placements in the counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Telford & Wrekin.

There is a clear focus on supporting children and young people with the appropriate level of care to meet their needs, and there are a range of options to support them through to independence including step-down placements from our residential homes to our foster care.

Services include emergency crisis intervention and assessment, short term and long term residential care, transitional care to independence, foster care, short breaks and 38/52 week care for young people with disabilities.

We offer therapeutic environments within all of our settings and work in close partnership with a consultant organisation who provide ongoing psychological oversight, practice support, and assessment as required.

Our customers

We work in partnership with local authorities from across England and Wales to provide appropriate placements to meet the individual needs of our young people.

We are focused on providing the best possible care for all our young people, whilst continuously delivering an outstanding service to all our customers. Our success in retaining customers over the last twenty years of practice demonstrates our commitment to meeting individual needs and delivering real sustainable outcomes.

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