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HAFAN SAFF Positive outcomes for children in our care


ACHIEVING POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR “OUR” YOUNG PEOPLE This is the primary objective of Hafan Saff and defines our approach and company culture. From day one everything we have done has been accomplished with this sole objective in mind. Based in Wales, Hafan Saff is a company that offers a caring, understanding and nurturing environment, giving Young People the opportunity to

grow, develop and be supported in achieving the best possible outcomes. Our focus is upon helping Young People develop the self-confidence and life skills to eventually move on successfully with their lives.

FIVE reasons why we can HELP YOU ACHIEVE POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR YOUR YOUNG PEOPLE • WE HAVE A HIGHLY TRAINED AND MOTIVATED STAFF TEAM • WE HAVE A HOME FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE PROUD OF • WE PROVIDE A STIMULATING AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT • WE PREPARE THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO SUCCEED IN INDEPENDENT LIVING • We are COMMITTED TO PARTNERSHIP WORKING


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WE HAVE A HIGHLY TRAINED AND MOTIVATED STAFF TEAM “The Oaklands� has a permanent staff team of 9, 6 of whom are qualified to QCF Level 3 or above. Members of the staff team who are as yet unqualified, are actively engaged in obtaining QCF Level 3 Accreditation. All members of the staff team are either already registered with the CCW, or are enrolled upon the CCW Induction Framework.

Our team has a range of skills and life experiences, which we believe will make a positive contribution to the on-going support of the Young People entrusted to our care. We employ no Agency Workers and our dedicated and committed team of Sessional Workers, are all also working toward QCF Level 3 accreditation.


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WE HAVE A HOME FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE PROUD OF “The Oaklands” is located in the village of Llanhilleth NP13 2RN. The Home is a 5 minute walk from Llanhilleth Railway station which is in turn a 38 minute train ride from Cardiff Central. Local Amenities include local Rugby, Football and Cricket Clubs (5 minute walks) 2 local Leisure Centres, Mountain Biking Centres, and is 20 miles from the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Within the Home itself there are:• 4 Individual Bedrooms • 2 Lounges with a Television, DVD player, CD player, Computer and a Dining Room • Laundry Room • Fully fitted modern Kitchen • A Games Room with a Pool Table, Dartboard & Table Football


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WE PROVIDE A STIMULATING AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT Young People are actively encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities. They are given the opportunity to pursue what interests them and by so doing build confidence. Our staff team has a range of skills and training to support Young People in achieving their goals. Among their ranks we have 2 qualified Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessors.

We also have a qualified Mountain Leader, an Indoor Climbing Instructor, a qualified Canoe Instructor, and a Football and Rugby Coach. We also have an award winning DJ, who runs his own Music Production Training and Art Workshops for the benefit of the Young People living at “The Oaklands�.


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WE PREPARE THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR CARE TO EMBRACE AND SUCCEED IN INDEPENDENT LIVING. This process begins the moment a Young Person comes into our care. Our staff and especially the Key worker, will work with the Young Person in gaining the skills they will ultimately need to become a self-sufficient and confident individual. In helping our Young People grow toward independence we are fortunate to have a member of our staff team who has 4 years’ experience working for a

Leaving Care Project in London. Holli assisted Young People in making the transition from care into everyday life. She supported them in accessing Education, helped them find work, and acted as a sounding board for their fears and concerns as they navigated this difficult transition. This experience and knowledge will be used to inform and support our Young People where appropriate.


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PARTNERSHIP WORKING Our Registered Manager David Thomas, has undertaken a Foundation Degree in Multi-Agency Working so as to enhance our effectiveness in this area. We make a firm commitment to work with you in partnership, to ensure that Young People you entrust to us, will receive the very best support and care it is possible to provide. As a minimum commitment we will provide weekly updates and produce monthly reports, for the Social Workers with whom we work.We will also liaise closely with Social Workers and the

LAC Education Officer, in supporting individual Young People to attend Education, Training or Employment. All Young People will be registered with the local Doctor, Dentist and Optician. CAMHS can be accessed locally. New Pathways Children’s and Young People’s Project, can also be accessed for bespoke Therapeutic Services. New Pathways offer one to one weekly 50 minute sessions, covering a wide range of issues. For more information see; www.newpathways.org.uk


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We firmly believe that our Staff are our greatest asset Non Executive Director Ann Shabbaz

Ann is a hugely experienced and widely respected professional within Children's Services in Wales. She is a qualified Social Worker who has gained extensive experience in establishing and implementing robust Child Protection and Safeguarding Governance Frameworks. In addition Ann holds a Public Appointment to hear complaints made with respect to the delivery of Children’s Social Services in Wales and has been a contributor to several Safeguarding Boards. Ann most recently worked at a large Children's Charity, where she held the position of Assistant Director

and “Responsible Individual” for all Children’s Services. Previously she was employed at Swansea City Council as Principal Officer. Here, she was responsible for the delivery of a mixed portfolio of services to include; Children's Homes, Fostering and Adoption, Leaving Care,Youth Respite Services, Child Disability, Homelessness,Young Carers and the Emergency Duty team. Ann’s particular area of expertise, is her in-depth understanding of the Regulatory obligations of Service Providers and the compliant management of all issues relating to Child Protection and Safeguarding. Ann is passionate about social justice across all areas.


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Registered Manager

Training & Qualifications

David Thomas

Dave has worked within Residential Childcare for the past 21 years. Operating for much of that time at Senior Management Level, his experience has been gained within both Local Authority and the Private Sector. He is a former Head of Residential Service at Swansea Council and has registered and managed successful Children’s Homes throughout Wales. Dave has established excellent working relationships with Placing Authorities, CCW, CSSIW and ESTYN. Dave and his family have also successfully fostered children in need of care, providing a positive, nurturing environment. Dave is a Welsh learner.

NVQ Level 4 Adults (RMA Registered Managers Award) NVQ Level 4 Children and Young People. Introduction to Institute of Supervisory Management. Foundation Degree Multi-Agency Working. CCW Leadership Programme. SERAF Sexual Exploitation Training. Member of the Chartered Institute of Managers. Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessor.


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Deputy Manager

Training & Qualifications

Karl James Karl has 5 years’ experience in Residential Childcare. He has worked as a Senior Residential Worker at Therapeutic Children’s Homes and Residential Schools. Karl has recently obtained his QCF Level 5 Children and Young People Manager’s qualification. Karl has successfully worked as a shift leader and Key worker and has a proven track record of building positive working relationships with the Young People in his care.

QCF 5 Leadership and Management Children & Young People. NCFE Level 4 Diploma Child Psychology. QCF3 Children and Young People. QCF3 Drugs and Substance Misuse and Counselling. Child Protection. Children’s Rights. SERAF Sexual Exploitation Training. CEOP - Child Exploitation. PRICE - Protecting Rights In a Caring Environment. PAMOVA Positive Handling Strategies. Communicating with Children and Young People. Attachment and Loss. Supervision Skills. Food Hygiene Principles and Practice Management. Prevention of Violence and Aggression. First Aid for the Appointed Person. Fire Warden. Care of Medicines.


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Senior Residential Support Worker

Training & Qualifications

HOLLI Davies

Holli has 5 years’ experience within Residential Childcare. She has held the position of Senior Residential Worker in the Private Sector at Therapeutic Children’s Homes and Residential Schools in Wales. Most recently Holli has overseen the day to day operation of a Leaving Care Project in London. Working alone, she supported 7 Young People as they came to terms with, and navigated their transition onto independence. Holli assisted them in accessing Education, Training and Employment, prepared them for job interviews and acted as a mentor, working with the Young People through any problems. Holli is a fluent Welsh Speaker.

BA (Hons) Sociology and Popular Culture. NVQ 3 Children and Young People. Working toward QCF 5 Leadership and Management Children and Young People. Working toward Diploma Level 3 Counselling. Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessor. First Aid and CALM Training. Child Protection. PAMOVA Positive Handling Strategies. Diversity and Equality. Child Development. Safeguarding. CEOPS Training.


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Senior Residential Support Worker

Training & Qualifications

Matthew Bates

Matthew has worked for 4 years in Residential Childcare. His experience has been gained within Therapeutic Children’s Homes and Residential Schools. Matthew is an experienced shift leader and Key worker building strong relationships with Young People. He has enjoyed particular success in engaging them in outdoor activities. Matt is a qualified Indoor Climbing Instructor and Football Coach.

NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People. PRICE and PAMOVA Positive Handling Strategies. Low Arousal Approaches. Childhood Development. CWDC Induction. Advanced Child Protection and Supervision Skills. Safeguarding. First Aid. Health and Safety. Food Hygene. Fire Safety. CEOPS Training.


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Senior Residential Support Worker

Training & Qualifications

Nathan Thomas

Nathan has 2 years’ experience working in Residential Child Care and has also worked for 1 year as a Youth Leader in his local community. Nathan has progressed rapidly in his career, largely as a result of the enthusiasm he brings to his work and his natural ability to build empathy with Young People. Like Matt, Nathan is an outdoor pursuit’s enthusiast and is a qualified Mountain Leader and keen, Instructor Level Canoeist. Nathan is a fluent Welsh speaker.

QCF Level 3 Children and Young People. Mountain Leader (Summer). PAMOVA Positive Handling Strategies. CEOPS Training. SERAF Sexual Exploitation Training. Fire Safety. First Aid. Health and Safety. Child Protection. Safeguarding.


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Residential Support Worker

Training & Qualifications

Hannah Hicks

NVQ Level 3 Children and Hannah has worked for 3 years Young People. in Residential Child Care. This BTEC National Diploma Health experience has been gained in and Social Care. Children’s Homes and Residential OCR Level 1 Key Skills in Schools for Children with Working with Others. Learning Disabilities and Autism. OCR Level 2 Key Skills in She has experience of acting as Information and Communication Key Worker and has shown the Technology. ability to build relationships with OCR Level 2 Key Skills those entrusted to her care. in Communication. Hannah is very calm and collected, PAMOVA Positive Handling which enables her to conduct her Strategies. interactions with Young People at Food Hygene. the Home, with the minimum of First Aid. fuss and disruption. Health and Safety. Fire Safety. CEOPS Training.


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Residential Support Worker

Training & Qualifications

Jemma Smith

Jemma has 2 years, experience of working in Residential Child Care within Therapeutic Children’s Homes and Residential Schools. Jemma has experience of Key Working and is a confident Advocate for the Young People in her care, helping them to express and articluate their thoughts and opinions. She is by nature a happy and enthusiastic character with whom Young People feel at ease. This enables Jemma to build strong relationships of trust and act as a positive role model.

BA Applied Drama & English Working toward QCF Level 3 Children and Young People. Currently undertaking CCW Foundation Framework. First Aid. Fire Safety. TeamTeach/PAMOVA Positive Handling Strategies. CEOPS Training. Physical Intervention (Intermediate). Food Hygiene. Health and Safety. Autism Introduction Training. Depression and Mental Health. Medication.


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Residential Support Worker

Training & Qualifications

David Langley

David is new to Residential Child Care, but has already enjoyed considerable success in engaging with Young People at "The Oaklands". David has a passion for Music and Art and has involved the Young People in these shared interests. He is an Award winning DJ and has run Music Workshops and helped to design murals for the Home, which he will work with the Young People to produce.

BA Music Production. Working toward QCF Level 3 Children and Young People. Currently undertaking CCW Foundation Framework. Child Protection. Safeguarding. PAMOVA Positive Handling Strategies. Fire Safety. First Aid. Health and Safety. CEOPS Training.


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Residential Support Worker

Training & Qualifications

Mike Thomas

Mike is also new to Children’s Residential Care. Mike is a Father and Grandfather, who’s interest in working with Young People stems from his extensive voluntary work with Youth Groups in Swansea. Mike has a wide range of hobbies and interests. He is a keen Fisherman and enjoys Camping, activities he looks forward to sharing with the Young People in his care. He has a great sense of humour and gets on well with the Young People in his community and at “The Oaklands”.

Working toward QCF Level 3 Children and Young People. Currently undertaking CCW Foundation Framework. Child Protection. Safeguarding. PAMOVA Positive Handling Strategies. Fire Safety. First Aid. Health and Safety. CEOPS Training.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Who are the people you care for?

“The Oaklands” is registered to care for up to 4 Young People aged between the ages of 11 & 17. We care for boys and girls, the gender balance of our staff team reflects this diversity. What is your staff ratio?

The ratio of staff to Young People is 3 to 4. This enables us to provide a considerable amount of individual attention to each Young Person and to safely manage any group activities or excursions.

Young Person under their care. These behaviours are then reviewed in relation to the behaviours of those already living at the home. In order that this process be consistent and robust, we have developed a pro forma matching system which maps out behaviours in a structured and understandable format. Social Workers of all Young People living at “The Oakland’s” are promptly informed of any changes in the dynamic of the house. Do you accept Same Day Referrals?

What is your matching process?

Prior to any Young Person coming to live at “The Oaklands”, we will apply our in-house protocols for matching. As a first step we would conduct a pre-placement risk and impact assessment. This is followed by in-depth discussions with Social Workers regarding the recognised behaviours of the

Conscious that in extreme circumstances,Young People may need to be placed at short notice, we have conducted the necessary risk assessments and implemented resilient processes which enable us to safely accept “Same Day Referrals”.


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Are you on the CSSR database?

Do you provide Therapeutic Care?

Yes we went live on the database on December 20th 2013.

Therapeutic Services are available via the New Pathways Children’s and Young People’s Project. New Pathways will develop specific strategies to meet each Young Person's identified needs and offer one to one weekly 50 minute sessions. Family Therapy workshops are available if required. www.newpathways.org.uk

Do you accept Direct Referrals?

Yes we do. As a matter of course we will update our Placing Authority Partners regarding opportunities to place at “The Oaklands”. With this information, they may call us directly with the confidence that we will be able to accommodate and look after any Young Person in need of care and support. Do you provide Education?

In liaison with the Social Worker and LAC Education Officer, the team will support individual young people to attend Education, Training or Employment. Where required Tutors are available onsite to provide one to one Education.

How do you engage with Young People?

It is a core objective of Hafan Saff to improve the self-esteem and confidence of Young People in our care. We therefore encourage them to participate in a range of indoor and outdoor activities. We have qualified Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessors, Football and Rugby Coaches, a qualified Mountain Leader, an Indoor Climbing Instructor, and a Music Production / Art Workshop Tutor, all available to Young People living at "The Oaklands".


“Positive Outcomes for Children” is at the heart of everything we do. Our aim is to become a trusted and valued partner to you in your efforts to achieve the same. For further information contact David Thomas our Registered Manager on 07557418848 or david.thomas@hafansaff.co.uk www.hafansaff.co.uk “The Oakland’s”, Blaencuffin Road, Llanhilleth. NP13 2R

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