Your child is in great hands

Our focus is exclusively on therapeutic care, therapy and therapeutic education for young females aged 7-18. We design each of our therapeutic plans to specifically support children with emotional behavioural difficulties and other complex needs.

Our experts specialise in helping young people struggling with:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Externalising behaviours
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender Identity
  • Learning difficulties
  • Mental Health
  • Racial Identity
  • Risk of CSE
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Sleep
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Trauma

What is Therapeutic Residential Care?

It starts with a placement in one of our female-only spaces, but it’s so much more than this. When a young person joins us, they are part of a family – one which offers unwavering support, understanding and encouragement.

Our care team are equipped with the skillset to support our young females who have often experienced destabilisation and trauma. They will be there to listen and guide them, as they settle into a warm, safe and consistent environment in which to heal and become a happier, healthier personality.

We focus on establishing genuine therapeutic relationships with the children in our care, with stability, security and trust - all key to how successful we are. This can sometimes be a slow road, as understanding, encouragement and most importantly time are all needed to build a child’s faith. But it’s a worthwhile one – and we’re all trained to be professional and non-judgemental. Our experienced team of carers will be on hand to establish positive parental archetypes and build trust.

We know the importance of nurturing children, so we encourage a culture where all their achievements are recognised and celebrated – no matter how small. We know boundaries will be pushed, especially at the start. Children in our care may find it difficult to regulate their emotions, exhibiting pain-based behaviours to test if they are really safe and secure. We encourage them to embrace these moments of crisis, seeing them as an opportunity to reflect on their actions, learn new coping strategies and grow to understand their behaviour.

Our homes offer the highest level of care

We currently have two family-type homes, located in London, Essex and Kent and each support four to five residents. Designed to be homely, comfortable and welcoming, all children have their own bedrooms, which they are encouraged to make their own. Each home offers spacious communal living and dining areas, with large outdoor spaces, to encourage group activities as well as relaxing leisure time.

Our carers are there to listen and guide each child, helping to establish rhythm and routine. This includes participating in activities suited to their interests, to develop independence, self-esteem and social skills. Children are encouraged to play an active part of daily life, including some of the decision-making practicalities. Meal planning and household chores teach responsibility and life skills, as they build relationships, consider one another’s point of view and learn how to resolve conflict.

How does therapy work at TulipCare?

For us, the goal is to give children the tools and strategies they need to navigate their lives. It’s important to remember these young people are dealing with complex emotions which can’t be turned on and off easily, and they are likely to have experienced significant trauma, neglect, abuse or disruption in their young lives.

Alongside therapeutic care, we offer specialist evidence-based therapeutic interventions which play a crucial role. On arrival, a psychological assessment is conducted by our therapy team and an individual care plan, including therapy, is developed. This is regularly reviewed in partnership with relevant professionals. We work from attachment-based and trauma-informed principles, providing therapies such as counselling, psychotherapy, CBT, EMDR, play therapy and relational healing – usually in the form of weekly sessions to help our children heal, blossom and rebuild their futures.

Our therapeutic approach for an effective and inspiring education

We knew mainstream education would not work for many of the children placed with us. We needed a way of teaching that would make learning a positive experience again. That’s why we offer on-site therapeutic education to children in our care, as well as day students with SEN in our DfE registered independent special school for girls. Our approach allows us to find the best way to engage with each child individually, equipping them with the tools they need to succeed.

Our aim is to build children’s curiosity and confidence in the world, to enable them to learn about their motivations and interests. This allows us to form a bigger picture about who they are and who they will be. We seek to enhance their talents, guiding them into designated learning pathways in which they will naturally excel, giving them the confidence to become successful independent learners.

Each bespoke education programme we design meets the requirements of the national curriculum or other vocational courses, leaving children with nationally recognised accreditations, which help support them in the future. We also incorporate extracurricular activities, such as sports and community activities, as well as educational trips into all our programmes to help our children get the most of their time with us.

We embrace a variety of teaching and learning styles, seeking to balance each student’s education with their emotional and behavioural needs. For our resident students, a 24-hour therapeutic and educational experience is put in place, which is developed by ourselves, our children, placing authorities, families and any other relevant professionals.

Want to make a referral?

If you’d like to learn more about how our referral process works or are interested in placing a young person with us, please do get in touch.

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