We take a holistic approach by teaching and empowering practical life skills during key work sessions; we hold a creative space for each young woman to support their emotional needs. We maintain clear boundaries in order to support them with boundaries in navigating this often-complex world.

The young women take an active role in the, implementation and review of placement plans to ensure personalised care, aimed at achieving the best possible outcomes, in the following areas:

  • staying safe: being protected from harm and neglect and growing up able to look after themselves
  • enjoying and achieving getting the most out of life and developing broad skills for adulthood
  • making a positive contribution: to the community and to society and not engaging in anti-social or offending behaviour
  • economic well-being: overcoming socio-economic disadvantages to achieve their full potential in life
    – From Every Child Matters Framework

We understand the potential safeguarding vulnerabilities of looked after young women. We take safeguarding our residents very seriously. All our staff are trained in Safeguarding to protect our young women and the Medusa Project works in line with Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2018 and working together transitional guidance.

We provide a secure based for young women to begin to mature into adulthood; we promote young women to develop self-belief, confidence, motivation, resourcefulness and resilience.

The Medusa Project has worked very closely with Lewisham CAMHS over the past few years, to help support some very complex and at risk young people, enabling them to remain in the community.

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