Latest news from the Kites Children’s Services team

Read the latest news from the Kites team including general news and also news about our organisation.

  • Working with Essex Police

    Working with Essex Police

    We have recently teamed up with the Children and Young people team at Essex Police. They pride themselves on delivering child centred policing and look at each young person’s case individually. The team understand trauma can be displayed in many ways and believe certain behaviours should not be criminalised and to look at alternative more ...

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  • What is it like to be a therapist at Kites?

    What is it like to be a therapist at Kites?

    For me a typical day as a therapist at Kites starts with a clinical discussion with the Head of Therapy. He usually makes the coffee as I stumble in laden with my resource boxes, most likely slightly late. We then sit down to discuss any incidents that may have occurred since last week and try ...

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  • What does a day in the Life of a Headteacher look like?

    What does a day in the Life of a Headteacher look like?

    A normal working day would begin at around 7:30am when I log into ClearCare to read the logs from the night before. I usually arrive at school at about 8:00 am so that I can ring both the houses to see how the boys are. We discuss any appointments for the day such a therapy ...

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  • Kites Educational Titanic Trip

    Kites Educational Titanic Trip

    The boys have recently been learning about the Titanic in school. They have created a display board showing all their work, which is excellent. They have been researching what happened and who was to blame for the sinking of the ship. They have also learnt some of the passenger’s stories by watching documentaries, reading books, and looking at copies ...

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  • What happens when a young person leaves residential care?

    End of placements sometimes can be the most difficult transition for any young person in a residential setting. The local authorities can provide funding to accommodate aftercare services, but sometimes this is not always the case and it dramatically affects the young people in our care. After all some of them are leaving the only ...

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  • Mental Health Quote from young person

    One of our young people has been doing some great work in therapy recently and with his permission we wanted to share this with you.

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  • Concert visit success

    Concert visit success

    One of our young people who has recently left our care his key worker took him to see his favourite band in concert.. The YP was singing and dancing the whole time and expressed how grateful he was that we had given him the opportunity to see his favourite songs being played live in front ...

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  • We’ve embraced Thrive®

    We've embraced Thrive®

    We use the Thrive®  approach which promotes children’s and young people’s positive mental health by helping adults know how to be and what to do in response to their differing and sometimes distressed behaviour.

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