What we do
Auton provides the ideal place for young people who have suffered significant trauma and who struggle to live in a family environment, enabling them to enjoy a period of stability whilst also developing, improving and maximising their life chances.
Our staff understand the emotional and behavioural difficulties of the young people in our care and we work with a team of professionals to implement and maintain therapeutic plans in order to help them overcome these difficulties.
We recognise that, whenever possible, children and young people need regular, constructive contact with family, friends and other people who play major roles in their lives. The arrangements and conditions of each child's contacts are incorporated into his or her placement plan and are reviewed at regular intervals.
We take a positive approach to health issues; ensuring that young people have a healthy and balanced diet, encouraging them to take part in regular leisure activities and providing advice on risks such as drug and solvent abuse, smoking and sexual health matters.
Consideration is always given to a young person's cultural background - an important factor in identifying their needs. Staff actively support visits to local places of worship, developing cultural links within the community and enhancing understanding of cultural diversity.
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