We consider transitions into residential care and out of residential care a priority. Our aim is to reduce the length of time actually spent in residential care, through providing flexible outreach support, continuity and stability for young people coming into placements, as well as when they’re leaving. This model is informed by key documents, for example, the Narey Report, 2016, which focuses on long term outcomes of care and the importance of placement planning, stability and good transition support for care leavers. The same principle applies to younger children, where Birribi works collaboratively with Local Authorities to support successful ‘step down’ transitions, into foster placements or family reunification.
This approach reduces the overall time spent in a residential placement, which alongside planned transitions, enable young people to move both successfully into, and out of, residential placements.