Crisis intervention is the process of offering emergency fostering and short-term immediate support to individuals who have experienced an event that causes distress. Emergency care is supplied to any young person who has been subject to abuse, neglect or exploitation, and this programme works alongside other emergency care factors such as home-schooling, counselling and outdoor activities.

Bay Tree is another of our outstanding Ofsted registered children’s homes, situated in Cumbria. A hub for our Wilderness Experiences, the two-story home is designed to accommodate two young people and has three outreach properties, providing residential care for five young people in total.

This home is in a rural, somewhat secluded area. This is particularly helpful when working with vulnerable young people who are at a high risk of emergency fostering or those who need to be protected in placement with limited access to transport or urban areas. This accommodation is ideally suited to any young person taking part in our independence programme or our activity-based programme.

As this residential childcare home is part of our Wilderness Experiences, those within the home take part in many outdoor activities such as canoeing, climbing, mountain biking and hill walking. We aim to provide every young person with learning opportunities that are safe. We encourage them to try new things such as joining local clubs and take part in local activities.

The staff at Bay Tree, our residential youth home in Cumbria, work with us because they care about young people and want to change the lives of vulnerable children. We support the young people through their ups and downs offering 1:1 attention. The teams within Bay Tree are built up of key workers, senior team workers and team workers. Young people within the home have lots of exposure to their key worker, who is there to support them in any way that they need.

This specific home is dual occupancy, with an equal male to female ratio. Children within Bay Tree are aged from 8 to 17 years, and we offer both short and long-term placements. We also provide in-house educational support to young people, as well as specialist care packages. This support is in place to encourage growth and help the children overcome some of the issues they may have faced with confidence and strength.

All children within the home have their own space and own room with easy access to bathrooms. Young people at Bay Tree once deemed appropriate, have access to the internet as we believe it is important for them to keep up to date with important news and keep in touch with their friends. Meals are mostly eaten around the table, however, we may sometimes go out to eat.

At our Bay Tree children’s home, we ensure that the young people feel welcome, safe, secure and cared for. We build trust in order to create the best outcomes. Our team encourage young people to exercise their rights and be involved in any decisions that affect their lives. We support young people in achieving their full potential by providing opportunities, challenges and rewards. Bay Tree understands the power of promoting self-worth and we support and prepare young people emotionally and practically in preparing for their future.

Baytree

Hub Home

Cumbria (Wilderness Experiences)
Staff Ratio
1-1
M / F
male-female
Places
2 2-spaces
Ages
8-17
Scope
Crisis
ofsted-outstanding
Short
&
Long
Term
Reg.
Manager

The Marshes

Staff Ratio
2-1
M / F
male-female
Places
1 1-spaces
Ages
8 - 17
Scope
Crisis
ofsted-outstanding
Short
Term
Reg.
Manager

Woodbank House

Staff Ratio
2-1
M / F
male-female
Places
1 1-spaces
Ages
8 - 17
Scope
Crisis
ofsted-outstanding
Short
Term
Reg.
Manager

Lea Croft

Staff Ratio
2-1
M / F
male-female
Places
1 1-spaces
Ages
8 - 17
Scope
Crisis
ofsted-outstanding
Short
Term
Reg.
Manager