The top level of our ARCH consists of the things which we believe are fundamental to successful care. They represent our holistic, child-centred approach, which seeks to leave no stone unturned regarding support for the child. We adopt a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to care, ensuring we seek the input and support of all those who can shape the course of the child’s life. We believe in robust planning which is informed by continuous assessment of the child, enabling us to provide outstanding personalised care.
We use the acronym ‘ARCH’ to summarize our commitment to delivering outstanding care for our children:
Our ambition for children is uncompromising. We believe in the ability of every child to develop, grow and achieve, and we have an unwavering commitment to supporting them to do so.
We value and nurture positive relationships, encouraging the meaningful bonds between children and adults which can truly transform their lives.
We are confident in our ability to provide outstanding care. Our expertise has been gained through rigorous recruitment and exceptional induction, training and professional development. This inspires the children’s trust and confidence in us and promotes stability.
We help children to develop skills, knowledge and understanding about their lives and the world. We do this through an open approach, guiding rather than directing them, focusing on the things which are most relevant to that individual child.
Our ARCH approach to care therefore provides us with a framework to ensure that all children are able to grow, develop and thrive, both whilst they are with us and when they are ready to walk through the archway into their future lives.