Report 58: Therapeutic approaches to social work in residential child care settings

The models, their origins, features and evidence base

The project built on existing work in each health and social care trust. This meant that a different therapeutic model was implemented in each trust. The five models were:

The models share many features, including a focus on:

There are currently few studies looking at the effectiveness of the approaches. These have found modest positive impacts but lacked robust study designs.

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