From the point of referral a keyworker is identified and contributes to the decision making process in terms of the suitability of a child for a placement in Spruce Cottage. The keyworkers central role is to co-ordinate and monitor the implementation of their allocated child’s Intervention Plan. Crucially they have a central role in supporting the child to feel safe enough to begin the process of building relationships with the team and in doing so support the child to have their voice heard and responded to accordingly during their time in Spruce Cottage. They help a child to understand and plan their journey using Map Meetings, where a child is supported to share their views actively and contribute to their Intervention Plan, identifying hobbies, interests, sporting and/or cultural events that they would like to participate in, their key worker will then support their involvement. As discharge plans are made the keywork co-ordinates this process in conjunction with the multidiscipline team and placing authority to ensure the most supportive, child centered transition is achieved, a Discharge Report is also provided outlining the initial placement aims and objectives, detailing the progress achieved and outcomes and providing recommendations to best support the child going forward.
Images depicted throughout the site are stock images and not of actual children resident in Sprucewood Cottage.