Children’s Services 

Trauma Based Approach

We provide residential care for solo, social emotional mental health, learning disability and supported accommodation that embeds a trauma-informed approach.  

Trauma is a wide range of traumatic, abuse or neglectful event or series of events that are experienced as being emotionally or physically harmful or even life threatening. How these impact on the child/young person depends not only how this experience of the event is felt, but also how it negatively impacts upon children/young people’s emotion, social spiritual and physical wellbeing. Every child/young person is affected by trauma in different ways.

In summary, psychological trauma can be understood by the term of 3 E’s:

Event, Experience and Effect

By being ‘trauma informed’ our staff teams will be able to recognise when children and young people may be affected by trauma and adjust the support provided/way they work to aid in the recovery building recognition and resilience.

At a glance

We work closely with other organisations to create a bespoke approach for all of our children.

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Innovating Minds

We’ve teamed up with Innovating Minds, an amazing community interest company, to make a big difference.

We are doing something groundbreaking here. Salutem is the first residential children’s home service to take big steps in providing trauma-informed care. This means they want to understand and help kids who’ve been through tough experiences in a special way.

With this partnership, our colleagues will get some awesome training from Innovating Minds’ Healing Together programme. It’s going to help them become experts at understanding and supporting kids who’ve been through trauma.

Childhood trauma can be tough to deal with, and it shows up in lots of different ways. But with this programme, our colleagues will learn all about it and how to help children feel better. They’ll even use some special techniques that involve the body to make sure children feel safe and cared for.

The goal of this partnership is to create a warm and loving environment for the children living in our home. Everyone wants to make sure these kids are safe and happy.

bMindful Psychology

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with bMindful Psychology, a leader in innovative psychology services for children and young people. Together, we are embarking on another transformative journey with our ‘Expert with Experience’ initiative.

bMindful Psychology specialises in supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of children and young people through high-quality therapeutic and clinical services. Their expertise covers a wide range of areas including psychological assessments, therapy, consultations, and training for the Salutem Care team.

Through this partnership, bMindful will leverage their extensive experience in trauma-informed care to support Salutem Care’s team and the children in their care. The goal is to enhance the psychological and emotional support available, ensuring that children who have experienced trauma receive the appropriate care and therapy needed for their recovery and development”

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Reform Restore Respect

We are thrilled to partner with Francis from the REFORM RESTORE RESPECT CHARITY. Francis will join our Children and Young People Division, bringing his extensive knowledge and firsthand insights to enhance our support and protection strategies.

With over 24 years of expertise in gangs and county lines exploitation, urban street language, and the criminal justice system, Francis brings a wealth of experience. He also has 15 years of experience in Health and Social Care Management, engaging with both CQC and Ofsted services. Francis’s vision is to empower the children and young people we support by providing bespoke training and safeguarding knowledge to our colleagues, helping them navigate these complex challenges.

Together with Francis and his FOA Consultancy, our goal is to equip our teams with the knowledge they need to enhance their support and protection strategies for the children and young people we serve.

Living Legacy Learning

We are excited to announce that Salutem Care and Education’s Children’s Division is teaming up with Rachel W from Living Legacy Learning, along with Honey, an incredible Emotional Support Assistance Dog and Co-Founder!

Honey has 5 years of dedicated service supporting children’s mental health, while Rachel brings over 30 years of professional expertise as a Residential Social Worker, Foster Carer, and in pastoral roles within schools. 

Rachel and Honey will provide tailored training workshops, challenging perspectives to better connect with our children and young people. Our goal is to create a supportive environment where everyone feels heard, understood, and empowered.

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Beyond the Binary

We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Beyond the Binary. Our children’s division is dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture that helps our children understand and discover their true selves. By challenging our thinking, language, and narrative, we aim to create a safe environment for all children. We are confident that Alex will help us achieve this goal.

Alex from Beyond the Binary shared, “I am incredibly excited to work with Salutem as an LGBTQIA+ consultant to help create an authentic and inclusive culture for their young people and teams. LGBTQIA+ inclusion is a significant conversation, and Salutem Children’s Services are dedicated to providing their young people with positive self-discovery, led by their teams, to help bridge the gap for declining mental health.”

Our Locations

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North West Children’s Service

Our North West Service is a 4-bed children’s residential care home that delivers a trauma-informed approach to our children working closely with the staff teams to provide a safe, homely, and nurturing environment where the young people are supported to build resilience as they create a life they choose to live and resume self-control and responsibility for their behaviour. This home provides therapeutic care, in a residential setting for young people of either gender, aged between 12-18 years. All young people who have encountered a traumatic experience, have behavioural or mental health difficulties, and/or have experienced or are at risk of sexual exploitation. Young people are encouraged by positive role models to take an active role within the community, contribute to society and prepare for adulthood and independence. The staff they can trust will offer praise and encouragement to achieve their individual goals and aspirations.

“You have allowed me to have experiences I never thought I would have the chance to fulfill, I appreciate everything you have done to help me achieve one of the best years of my life”

To explore more about the regions we serve please click on a map area or the links below.
North West | Wales | West Midlands | East Midlands | South East

Wales Children’s Service

Our Welsh service provides 52-week care, in a residential setting for children of either gender, aged between 4-18 years, who have a learning disability and/or emotional and behavioural difficulties. All admissions are planned to ensure that the needs of the child to be placed, and those already placed, can be met. We make sure the young people we support get the most from every experience and find the best ways to improve their physical, cognitive, and communication skills.

Our home can support children with a range of additional needs and learning disabilities, including ASC, ADHD, communication differences and associated behavioural and medical needs. Each child has an individual, tailored care plan. These will highlight key areas of support for each child, focussing on their sensory, auditory, emotional and physical needs.

“Children receive good care and support from staff as well as emotional warmth and affection. Staff commonly talk about feeling part of an extended family support network for children and about feeling and affection toward them.”

CIW 2022

To explore more about the regions we serve please click on a map area or the links below.
North West | Wales | West Midlands | East Midlands | South East

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West Midlands Children’s Service

We have multiple services in the West Midlands that deliver a trauma-informed approach to our children working closely with the staff teams to provide a safe, homely, and nurturing environment where the young people are supported to build resilience as they create a life they choose to live and resume self-control and responsibility for their behaviour. Our care homes provide therapeutic care, in a residential setting for young people of either gender, aged between 12- 18 years. All young people who have encountered a traumatic experience, have behavioural or mental health difficulties, and/or have experienced or are at risk of sexual exploitation. We provide a holistic and nurturing home dynamic, which will offer our young people access to therapy and able to provide a space for home-schooling when needed.

Our newly established supported accommodation service seeks to use the active support approach to assist young adults in gaining the skills of independence with guidance and support from staff who will enable individual growth and personal development. All individuals supported will have a named key support worker. The service is provided for up to 4 people age 16+, but predominantly 16–17-year care leavers. It is designed to be an independence assistance programme to assist individuals who are leaving care to develop the skills to achieve independence from school to work or study and stable long-term accommodation. The service offers supported accommodation, that is accommodation with support, to develop skills of independence and transitioning from care to self-sufficiency with goals set by the individual.

“The home environment is homely and welcoming. Children’s photos are proudly displayed on the walls. They depict happy memories and experiences shared with staff. Children’s bedrooms are personalised to their tastes and are redecorated between children moving out and new children moving in. This gives children the opportunity to make the space their own and take pride in their home.”

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To explore more about the regions we serve please click on a map area or the links below.
North West | Wales | West Midlands | East Midlands | South East

East Midlands Children’s Service

Our East Midlands service provides 52-week care, in a residential setting for children of either gender, aged between 4-18 years, who have a learning disability and/or emotional and behavioural difficulties. All admissions are planned to ensure that the needs of the child to be placed, and those already placed, can be met. We make sure the young people we support get the most from every experience and find the best ways to improve their physical, cognitive, and communication skills. This can be through one-to-one support or the benefit of a specialist team. Our team has training and experience in dysphagia, epilepsy, mental health needs, cerebral palsy, autism, and learning disabilities.

“The staff build positive relationships with children. Children have enjoyed the activities that they have chosen. Giving children the opportunity to take part in events that they have chosen helps them to build their identity.”“Staff find creative ways to help children with daily routines and children have enriching experiences that help to build their self-esteem. The children benefit from an environment that they can thrive in.”

Ofsted 2023

To explore more about the regions we serve please click on a map area or the links below.
North West | Wales | West Midlands | East Midlands | South East

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South East Children’s Service

Within the South East area, we have multiple provisions for children’s residential care. Our homes provide care for children and young people aged 6-18. These provisions deliver a trauma-informed approach to our children working closely with the staff teams to provide a safe, homely, and nurturing environment where the young people are supported to build resilience as they create a life they choose to live and resume self-control and responsibility for their behaviour. We welcome young people who have encountered a traumatic experience, have behavioural or mental health difficulties and/or have experienced or are at risk of sexual exploitation. We provide a holistic and nurturing home dynamic, which will offer our young people access to therapy and able to provide a space for home-  schooling when needed. We create positive opportunities, so our young people feel happy, safe and healthy.

We have a solo provision for young people aged 6-18 who may need extra support and guidance due to social behaviour and emotional difficulties, learning disabilities or mental health difficulties, which either makes it very difficult to, or they choose not to, live within in shared accommodation at this time. This provision offers support for all young people who have encountered a traumatic experience, have behavioural or mental health difficulties and/or have experienced or are at risk of sexual exploitation. Admissions are planned with a longer transition, (placements will be for a minimum of 3 months and be able to offer both short & long-term placement), but the home will always ensure that the needs of the young person to be placed, can be met.

To explore more about the regions we serve please click on a map area or the links below.
North West | Wales | West Midlands | East Midlands | South East

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OFSTED

Ofsted , short for the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services, and Skills, is the official organisation in the UK that checks on schools, childcare places, and places where people learn.

For us, it’s important to follow the rules and standards that Ofsted sets. It’s not just about paperwork; it’s about making sure we’re doing a fantastic job of taking care of kids and helping them learn. By following these rules, we’re showing how much we care about the well-being and education of children and learners.

When we do things the Ofsted way, it helps us earn the trust of the communities we serve and proves that we’re doing things right.

“The staff build positive relationships with children. Children have enjoyed the activities that they have chosen. Giving children the opportunity to take part in events that they have chosen helps them to build their identity.”

Ofsted 2022

Partners with NASAP

We’re proud to be a partner of NASAP, which stands for the National Association of Supported Accommodation Partners. NASAP is the first official group in the country that’s fully recognised for supporting places where people live together with special help, as set out in The Supported Accommodation (England) Regulations 2023.

NASAP is all about people helping people. It’s not-for-profit, which means they’re not trying to make money; instead, they focus on helping others. They have members who lead the way, and together, they make sure everyone in the supported accommodation world gets the best care. They host a big yearly conference and have an online community where people share their best ideas and practices.

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Partners with NASAP

We’re proud to be a partner of NASAP, which stands for the National Association of Supported Accommodation Partners. NASAP is the first official group in the country that’s fully recognised for supporting places where people live together with special help, as set out in The Supported Accommodation (England) Regulations 2023.

NASAP is all about people helping people. It’s not-for-profit, which means they’re not trying to make money; instead, they focus on helping others. They have members who lead the way, and together, they make sure everyone in the supported accommodation world gets the best care. They host a big yearly conference and have an online community where people share their best ideas and practices. 

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