Job Opportunity at Clayfields House, Nottinghamshire – Intervention Worker Full Time

Due to the promotion of one of our Intervention Workers we need to recruit a new team member. You will deliver high quality, innovative programme and intervention work for children either 1:1 or in groups in order to reduce offending and high-risk behaviours for welfare residents. You will be a graduate in a relevant discipline and already have some relevant and recent training and experience in this field, highly literate and numerate and able to provide leadership and expertise to other colleagues in the centre. You will be a child focused, attachment and trauma aware, a positive and proactive person who is able to build relationships with ease, maintain personal emotional resilience and work effectively with a wide-ranging multi-disciplinary team.
See Nottinghamshire County Council’s website for details on how to apply:

Closing Date: 31 January 2018

Improving Mental Health Support for our Children and Young People

On the the 6th November the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) launched it’s report ‘Improving mental health support for our children and young people’ at the House of Lords. Linda Wright from Clayfields House Secure Unit represented SAN and the Secure Children’s Homes in the Expert Working Group that produced this report. The report can be downloaded below.
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The Secure Welfare Co-ordination Unit for England and Wales

The Secure Welfare Co-ordination Unit went live on the 16th May 2016 within England. From the 2nd October 2017 Welsh local authorities will also be able to access the services it provides when seeking a place for a child in a secure children’s home in England or Wales. This follows representations from All Wales Heads of Children’s Services (AWHOCS), via the Children’s Residential Care Task and Finish Group, and an offer by the UK Government’s Department for Education to extend the unit’s remit to include referrals from Wales.

All referrals should be made to the SCWU rather than approaching the Secure Children’s Homes directly. The unit can be contacted on 01962 846432.