“The home provides a supportive, nurturing environment where young people develop a sense of stability and belonging.
The quality of relationships between the young people and the staff team is a real strength of the home. These excellent relationships play an important role in supporting the young people to understand and manage their emotions, worries and fears.”
“The staff are very helpful and support my child’s needs. He is safe at the home and always talks about the staff. He is always telling me about the activities he is doing. He has really settled in and has all the help he needs to get with the other children and staff. Everything about the home is excellent.”
“The plan is very thorough and child centred, particularly focusing on risk assessment, independence and social skills. One of the most positive aspects is the staff’s commitment to helping young people to reach their potential whilst managing behaviours to ensure the welfare of all in the home and the wider community.”
Specialist Therapeutic Services
Hexagon Care Specialist Therapeutic Services are an established provider of specialist residential care, education and therapy to children and young people who present with histories of Concerning and/or Harmful Sexual Behaviours (HSB). All of our HSB homes and schools are rated as Outstanding or Good by Ofsted.
Each of the four Hexagon Care Specialist Therapeutic Services homes benefits from experienced management and staff teams, who are suitably qualified and experienced for their roles. We have the advantage of very high staff retention, ensuring each service has confident, competent and experienced teams to support the complex client group. The staff have access to training from the companies learning and development team, local safeguarding boards as well as specialist providers in the field.
Hexagon Care Specialist Therapeutic Services also have the advantage of the in house therapy team who support the care and education staff by developing and delivering bespoke training to the teams around each child. This enhances the knowledge of the factors that underpin the behaviours, and offers practical ideas in which to support each child.
Each home within this service has its own, on site, independent school that is registered with the DfE for up to 6 boys aged 11 – 18. The school delivers a bespoke and personalised curriculum to meet the individual needs of the learner. Each school has a full time Head Teacher, and a full time Teacher and offers a broad curriculum and significant amounts of individual teaching that the smaller class size offers. All of the schools are rated as Outstanding or Good by Ofsted.
We work in partnership with the relevant education and care professionals to offer a holistic approach to education and personal development. Every Hexagon Care Specialist Therapeutic Services school offers a broad and balanced education in line with the national curriculum. Students also have the opportunity to take part in many enrichment activities both on and off site.
School and home work in partnership to ensure that the needs of the pupils are met and positive outcomes are achieved. Learning is further supported by the ICOPE programme, through which young people have accessed evening school, day programmes with colleges and other providers, full time college courses, and training and employment opportunities.
Individual Community Opportunities Planned Experiences (ICOPE) Programme
All of the Hexagon Care Specialist Therapeutic Services HSB homes are based in their local communities, which means that the young people benefit form the opportunity to positively and safely engage in their community. This process is supported via Hexagon Care Specialist Therapeutic Services’ ICOPE Programme. The ICOPE Programme is the multi-agency safety plan to manage reduced supervision and increase access to communities. ICOPE helps each individual put into practice strategies developed with the therapy team to enable them to manage any concerns effectively and safely. It links into the development of independence skills to prepare for a step down to independence or returning to families post placement. It gives each young person the opportunity to develop interests and identity, in line with the principles of the Good Lives Model (Ward & Stewart, 2003; Chu, Koh, Zeng, & Teoh, 2015), and supports progress evaluations throughout placement.
 Ward, T. & Stewart, C. A. (2003). The relationship between human needs and criminogenic needs. Psychology, Crime, & Law, 9, 219-224.
 Chu, C. M., Koh, L. L., Zeng, G., & Teoh, J. (2015). Youth who sexually offended: Primary human goods and offense pathways. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 27, 151-172.
Hexagon Care Specialist Therapeutic Services has an ‘in-house’ team of highly qualified and skilled therapeutic practitioners. These include a Consultant Lead Forensic Psychologist, Senior Forensic and Clinical Psychologists, and Forensic Psychologists in Training (who work under direct supervision of qualified Psychologists). All our psychologists are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, and are either Associate Fellows or Chartered Members of the British Psychological Society. The Hexagon Care Specialist Therapeutic Services therapy team has extensive experience of working in secure and community settings with a variety of presenting needs and concerns, including children and young people, families and adults who present with clinical concerns and forensic histories.
Hexagon Care Specialist Therapeutic Services methods of working include an initial and comprehensive psychological and forensic assessment. The use of recognised tools (such as AIM-II, JSOAP, SAPROF, SAVRY, WISC-V, TSCC to name but a few) are utilised as a compliment to clinical assessment, formulation, and communication of clear individual and systemic recommendations towards improvement. In terms of intervention, the Hexagon Care Specialist Therapeutic Services therapy team is trained and skilled in the delivery of a number of evidence based interventions (including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [CBT], Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing [EMDR] Therapy [Child and Adolescent Specific], Schema Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy). Our forensic focused intervention programmes aim to reduce risk concerns in respect of Harmful Sexual Behaviour and Aggression through utilising an individualised approach to therapy. All interventions are consistent with current best evidence and compliant with relevant guidance from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
At Hexagon Care Specialist Therapeutic Services we believe that multidisciplinary working is essential to ensuring an effective ‘team around the child’ is established. Our therapeutic practitioners regularly provide consultation and advice to a range of professionals including care, education and health and the families throughout placement. Following careful appraisal of the basis and scope of the input required, we offer bespoke psychological advice and guidance on positive behavioural management strategies, risk management approaches and methods, strategies to improve educational functioning, strategies to improve family relationships.