Fresh Start currently has 10 Residential Care units throughout the country. All of these units are fully registered with the Registration and Inspection Services. They are specifically designed to meet the individual needs of all of the children and young people we care for, i.e. we fit them, and not they fit us.
Fresh Start also has an ever-growing Fostering Service with Foster Carers geographically placed throughout Leinster and Munster. All of our Foster Carers are provided with continuously training, support and guidance from experienced individuals, to ensure positive and tailored care is provided to the children/young people in their care.
Fresh Start have been in operation since 2001 providing quality Residential Care, and since 2012, also providing Foster Care to vulnerable children and young people.
The resiliency of our staff group ensures that unplanned discharges of children/young people, over the 13 years since Fresh Start commenced in Ireland, is less than 5% of all children/young people who have been admitted to the service.
A key component of Fresh Start’s objectives for the young people in their care is a framework of assessment, to ensure the effective provision of services. Without identifying the needs of the young people we work with, it will not be possible to improve their lives.
Fresh Start places great importance on viewing children and young people as a diverse group with correspondingly diverse needs: We strive to recognise the individuality of each young person and approach care provision accordingly.
All of our Foster Carers receive around the clock support and guidance from our experienced Fostering Team.
The Goal of our Community Support Services is to Care and Share.
We at Fresh Start provide innovative and tailored services though our Residential, Fostering, Community Support Services and Therapeutic Services. All of our services incorporate therapeutic assessment frameworks and all of our policies are underpinned with the relative legislative and best practice guidelines. We work in partnership with the Child & Family Agency (TUSLA) in the Republic of Ireland and the South East Trust in Northern Ireland, to implement individualised care packages to maximise the outcomes for the children and young people in our care. We also work in tandem with our Foster Carers providing invaluable support and guidance to assist them in providing care for the children and young people resident with them.
Fresh Start Fostering is a unique service for a group of unique people. Foster Carers by nature of the work they do make that position unique, because not everyone is a Foster Carer. Our Foster Carers have 24/7 access to the Foster Service Management Team, due to the personal and interactive relationship which has been developed and is continuously evolving.
This is why if you want to become a Foster Carer, you should talk to us and this can be done at any time of the day, week or month.
Through our dedicated staff group, we continue to provide high quality care to children throughout our services. With the supervision of our Consultant Psychiatrist, we strive to implement therapeutic and clinical approaches in order to meet the needs of the young people we are afforded the opportunity to care for. A highly skilled and experienced staff group is the key to being able to successfully intervene in a positive and creative manner.
Due to the commitment and dedication of our staff group, we have been providing high quality care to young people for the past 15 years.
Our website is designed to provide you with information on all of the services we offer and we look forward to hearing from you in the future.
We also welcome telephone enquiries to +353(0)59-9139454 or email enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org please feel free to contact us!