Our aim and objective
Green Harvest is a semi-independent provider with several quality accommodations in various locations in London and South East. We provide residential, educational and supported living services which enable young people under the care of Social Services and subject to the Leaving Care Act 2000 and all relevant Acts to live as independently as possible.
We work actively with other professionals to ensure the pathway plan of each young person placed with us is implemented before they turn 18. Our long term goal for young people is to ensure that they gain eventual independence and to make positive contribution to the community.
Staff and Services Provided
Our extensive training program for all staff enables us to act professionally and in the best interest of young people in every scenario. We work directly with the young people’s support and pathway plans and make sure that the outcome is in line with Every Child Matters initiative (Stay Safe, Economic Wellbeing, Be Healthy, Make a Positive Contribution, Enjoy, and Achieve). Our services include but not limited to the following:
- Young people leaving care
- Mother and baby
- Unaccompanied Minors
- Young People at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
- Young people with offending behaviour and/or on remand
- Young people with challenging behaviour
- Young people with history of substance misuse
- Young people with sexualized behaviour
- Young people with mental health problems
- To ensure that the Young person enjoys good physical, emotional, mental and sexual health; has a healthy lifestyle, and has access to information about health issues that allows them to make informed choices before they move to independent living;
- Young people are living in a safe environment with appropriate support network to meet their individual needs;
- The Young Person are encouraged to gain employment, training or education and receives praises and recognition for their achievements; they also participate in social, cultural, leisure activities and make positive friendships.
- The Young Person positively participates in the local community; they are actively involved in making decisions about their future and are supported to develop self-confidence and are able to deal with change and other life challenges.
- The Young Person engages in further education, employment or training; they develop independence and money management skills; they are supported in the process of moving to independent adult life
- To comply with all special conditions as stipulated by the Court (if applicable) and the placing authority
- To provide a full assessment of each young person within the initial eight-week placement period
- Where appropriate, support and act as an advocate for the Young Person at professional appointments in negotiation with their Allocated Worker
Our extensive training program for all staff enables us to act professionally and in the best interest of young people in every scenario. We work directly with the young people’s support and pathway plans and make sure that the outcome is in line with Every Child Matters initiative (Stay Safe, Economic Wellbeing, Be Healthy, Make a Positive Contribution, Enjoy and Achieve).
The accommodation complies with the requirements of the Housing Acts, Public Health Act, Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2015, Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations 1988 and as amended 1989 and 1993, and any other national and local regulations relating to the safety and standards of housing.
The two core values that underpin the business ethos are:
- Excellent customer service delivered to young people and the council
- Highly motivated staff
To meet future demand, we are currently registered with local estate agents in Croydon as a preferred client and we would be able to provide suitable accommodation.
Our Policies and Procedures
The home has detailed policies in place for the protection of young people, some are listed below:
a. Child protection policy
b. Safeguarding and Safer recruitment policy
c. CSE Policy and Procedures
d. Training and development policy
e. Health and Safety policy
f. Behaviour Management policy
g. Child protection – Money, shopping
h. Child protection – Self-harm
i. Child protection – Whistleblowing