Bespoke interventions to encourage meaningful change

Our Pathway to Change

Our clinical assessments underpin all residential and care placements.
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Initial Assessment

This will identify issues and develop a treatment plan, ensuring staff teams are attuned to a young person’s subjective experience.

Annual Reviews

All young people in residential placements will have a full psychological review every 12 months to monitor progress.

Bespoke Interventions

Clinicians will offer direct therapy to the young people in the form of trauma-informed care and education.

Tailored Support

Indirect support offered - care team training, ongoing reflective evidence-based practice and one-to-one staff consultation.

Our Clinical Service

The Matching Process

The Registered Manager and Referral Team assess whether the placement is a sound option.

Clinical Lead

Psychological assessment and intervention for young people at all Esland Group Homes.
Holistic Approach


We liaise with the local authority to outline the resources required to manage and progress the child.

Staff Training & Support

All staff receive ongoing clinical training in the area of trauma-informed practice.

Theraputic Intervention

Esland staff offer dyadic developmental psychotherapy informed practice.

Collaborative Approach

Esland staff meet with their assigned clinician and they are supported through regular reviews.

Change a Child’s Life for the Better

Innovative therapeutic care and education.

Our ‘PACE’ Therapeutic Model

All our staff engage with children in a way that invites spontaneity, curiosity, and exploration.


The carer engages with the child expressively, using facial expressions, voice and body.

A playful attitude implies that the strength of the relationship is larger than any minor irritations.


Playfulness is fostered by an attitude of unconditional acceptance. The young person’s safety is enhanced when their inner self is never at risk for rejection, ridicule, or disappointment.


An attitude of curiosity is a “not-knowing” stance that requires that the carer inquire about the child’s inner life that led to the behaviours under concern.


Our team constantly strive to understand the child’s emotional state and never forget that, given their history, they are doing the best they can.

Staff have an incredible understanding of the children in their care, going above and beyond to meet their needs.

Trauma Informed Care

We at Esland strive to offer all of our young people trauma informed care. This means that we strive for every interaction to be therapeutic in nature. We hold in mind the power of the other 23 hours. This means that we see the importance of non-directive interventions outside of direct therapy.

Our therapeutic placements place great value in ensuring our young people feel emotionally safe and are able to build trusting relationships. We focus on offering routine, predictability, structure and the chance for life experiences not achieved by young people so far.
The clinical team achieve this by offering a mixture of direct and non direct interventions. Direct intervention is in the form or direct therapy where we can offer a range of therapeutic models to best meet the needs of the young person based on our initial assessments.

Non-directive interventions includes supporting the care team through bespoke training, reflective practice, design of key working sessions, 1-1 staff consultations and support with placement planning and matching of young people in a home.

“My son has been helped by staff to manage his emotions and has made great progress in his placement.”


Child at Brick Lane Home

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