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Therapeutic Communities: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022
The term “therapeutic” – at least in the way commissioning specifications set out – focuses on the direct work of a therapist in weekly sessions with a child. While this important technical component has its place, it is only one limited element. In order for residential care, fostering, education or supported housing to be “therapeutic” something more is needed.

Therapeutic Communities: Special Report

There has been a recent rise in interest from policymakers and commissioners in the important role therapeutic communities play in supporting some of the most traumatised children and young people.