The G.E.T. I.T. Approach

Our Approach

The ‘GET IT’ approach is the culmination of over 20 years of experience, through our residential, education and community-based services.

G.E.T. I.T is made up of:

Fully aligned to our Mission, Vision and Values, it combines the latest approaches in risk assessment, treatment, positive psychology and desistence literature, to ensure that our approach is evidence based, commensurate to the needs of our young people and works!

Research based, peer reviewed approaches combined in a simple but effective integrated approach – GET IT!

Good Lives

Strengths based approach to rehabilitation of young people, responsive to their particular interests’, abilities and aspirations.

Evaluation Of Risk

A structured clinical judgement approach augmented by psychometric, attitudinal, trauma self-report and sexual interest measures to assess the risk of harmful sexual behaviour and the impact of integrated treatment over time.


Drawing on attachment theory, child development, neuroscience and trauma, Thrive provides a model of intervention to assist staff to understand and respond to how trauma impacts on the child’s development; physiologically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.

Please find below linked to various videos which explain the concepts more broadly.

The Good Lives Model

Watch this on YouTube: Good Lives Model.

Attachment Types

Watch this on YouTube: Attachment Types

Trauma and Brain

Watch this on YouTube: Trauma and brain– from an education perspective but useful for all people working with children who have experienced trauma.

Attachment Theory

Watch this on YouTube: Attachment Theory

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Watch this on YouTube: Adverse Childhood

Integrated Treatment

Ensures key services and staff are actively working on the areas identified in the Good Lives formulations, through integrated treatment planning process and plan.

How we do it

  • Assessment process
  • Therapy
  • Case Discussion meetings
  • Integrated treatment Planning Meetings
  • Challenge Program
  • Traffic light system
  • Head of Department meetings
  • Quarterly Board meetings.