Who we are
We established our first house, Glenlyon House, in 2002. We now provide high quality residential care for 14 children and young people aged 6 years to 21 years, across four houses located within Central Fife.
We feel privileged to be able to support and enable our children and young people to be all they can be. Offering them nurturing and loving relationships which continue into their adult lives. We want to give them skills in self-regulation, build their self-esteem and confidence and develop their resilience in order they can go onto have meaningful and trusting adult relationships.
For some children and young people residential care is a positive choice. We work in partnership with families/carers, local authorities, education and health services. We have built up a network of professional associates and associations to enhance the service we offer.
Our reputation is one of working towards and, in the main achieving the best outcomes for our children and young people, this may be returning home, moving to an alternative family or long term nurture, love and care within Cairn Mhor.
In managing challenging behaviour we believe prevention is best and we strive to stay one step ahead. Clear plans are put in place for each child and young person and this includes a detailed Behaviour Management Plan. We use NAPPI (Non-Abusive Psychological and Physical Intervention), which is a complete system of behaviour management and ensures planning for prevention, de-escalation as well as physical interventions. All staff are trained in the use of the whole system. We have always prided ourselves on having few incidents within our houses but the number of incidents are now even less since we introduced the NAPPI system.
In 2010 we set up and have since developed, a parents group. This group meets every 2/3 months and the parents dictate what format the group takes and what topics they want to speak about. They have had speakers on a variety of subjects and they are able to discuss common issues, receive mutual support and consider policy and procedures. The group prepared a parents handbook which is now given to all our parents. The confidence of some of the parents has grown to the point where they have been able to gain employment and undertaken training courses.
”Feeling you are cared for and respected allows you to care and respect others.”