Reconstruct UK

Reconstruct are a socially conscious organisation, providing a range of high-quality services for social care (children and adults).

As a leading social care consultancy group, we provide:

  • A range of independent services for children and young people who are in care, or who are accessing care or support services
  • Industry-standard and bespoke training, mentoring and recruitment services for social care workforce employees and organisations

Our consultants are highly skilled, and experienced leading experts in the field of children and adult social care; they have a proven-track record and provide best practice guidance and support in the services Reconstruct offer.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE

Independent return home interviews

One of our independent social care consultants will meet with your young person at their home or preferred safe space, in order to provide them the opportunity to talk through their missing episode.

This will take place within the statutory 72-hour timescale and will be conducted in a child-friendly manner.

Our consultants will share any safeguarding concerns with the young person’s appointed guardian, or other authority if required.

Advocacy

Available as a contracted service or on an ad-hoc basis, we offer a variety of Advocacy services for all children who are looked after or are care leavers. Our support services cover looked after children and child protection advocacy to ensure children and young people’s support needs are met, no matter their circumstances.

This can include attendance at meetings, support with writing letters, emails and reports, support with submitting a formal complaint etc.

 

Independent visitors

Where a young person has requested an Independent Visitor, we are able provide this.

Our Independent Visitors are matched to meet the needs and preferences of the young person.

The Independent Visitor will visit the young person 2 to 3 hours a month, providing them with the opportunity to build safe and supporting relationships, with an adult role model.

Independent return home interview training

This is a half day online training course for social care professionals. The course will cover what the visit and subsequent report should include, highlight themes of discussion and exploration, and will talk through what to do if a safeguarding concern is identified within an interview.

Regulation 44 training

Delivered virtually by our highly experienced trainer in the sector, this includes 6 x 2 hour training sessions.

This training is for aspiring Independent Visitors, Regulation 44 visitors, managers, Responsible Individual, residential care teams and Supported Accommodation support teams.

The course will provide understanding of the role of the Independent person and will give context to why they are essential in ensuring excellent care and support is provided to vulnerable children and young people.

The course provides helpful and practical guidance to aspiring Independent Vistors, and so that by completion of the course both visitor and visited will feel more confident about how such visits will be most conducive and balanced for both parties.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM (FOR ASPIRING MANAGERS). OVER 9 MONTHS/2 DAYS A WEEK. INCLUDES SUPERVISION/TRAINING/MENTORING

This is both a training/mentoring offer and a combined training/mentoring and recruitment offer for aspiring children’s homes managers.

This course can be delivered to care staff from senior level upwards, or who have been in positions from senior level upwards.
The course can be undertaken whilst working in the care role, or as a standalone course, alongside or independent of the recruitment package.

The course curriculum will prepare aspiring managers for the role, providing a combination of knowledge-based training, practical guidance and support and supervision/mentoring.

Curriculum content meets industry standard requirements but can also be bespoke to meet the specific needs of the individual and/or homes/organisation.

Management package for supported accomodation services

This is both a training/mentoring offer and a combined training/mentoring and recruitment offer for aspiring Supported Accommodation Registered Service Managers.

This course can be delivered to support staff from senior level upwards.

The course curriculum will prepare aspiring service managers for the role, providing a combination of knowledge-based training, practical guidance and support and supervision/mentoring.

Curriculum content meets the new industry standard requirements but can also be bespoke to meet the specific needs of the individual and/or homes/organisation.

Parent Advocacy

Where it has been identified that a parent requires advocacy support, this can be provided by one of our experienced advocates.

The advocate will plan their support around the individual needs of the parent, being available to support at meetings and with paperwork as required.

Quality assurance inspections for Supported Accommodation

Robust, high-quality Independent Monitoring Visits to supported accommodation, including:
– Monthly or bi-monthly Independent Monitoring visits
– Thematic monitoring visits
– Emergency or cover visits

The monitoring visits are conducted by our team of consultants and auditors who are experts in their field. Reconstruct Independent Monitoring Vistors provide both scrutiny and support for the Supported Accommodation provisions they are assigned to. Their overall purpose is to analyse practice and leadership in line with the Supported Accommodation Requirements and Quality Standards.

Reports are produced for the provision within appropriate timescales.

Independent Monitoring Visits - Wales

Robust, high-quality Independent Monitoring Visits to Children’s homes in Wales, including:
– Monthly or bi-monthly Independent Monitoring visits
– Thematic monitoring visits
– Emergency or cover visits

The monitoring visits are conducted by our team of consultants and auditors who are experts in their field. Reconstruct Independent Monitoring Vistors provide both scrutiny and support for the homes they are assigned to. Their overall purpose is to analyse practice and leadership in line with the Regulated Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017.

Reports are produced for the provision within appropriate timescales.

Independent Monitoring Visits - Scotland

Robust, high-quality Independent Monitoring Visits to Children’s homes in Scotland, including:
– Monthly or bi-monthly Independent Monitoring visits
– Thematic monitoring visits
– Emergency or cover visits

The monitoring visits are conducted by our team of consultants and auditors who are experts in their field. Reconstruct Independent Monitoring Vistors provide both scrutiny and support for the homes they are assigned to. Their overall purpose is to analyse practice and leadership in line with The Residential Establishments – Childcare (Scotland) Regulations 1995.

Reports are produced for the home within appropriate timescales.

Pre-registration planning and application

To help navigate the systems and process that are involved in registering a new children’s home or supported accommodation, one of our residential social care experts will provide guidance and assistance, so that your registration is successful.
Support can include:
– Training on the Regulations, Quality Standards and inspection frameworks
– Application for Registration support
– Building and business planning guidance
– Supporting with policies/procedures, and regulatory documentation
– Supporting with practice recording templates
– Registration interview preparation
– Pre-inspection audit

Pre-inspection audit

This will enable managers of children’s homes and supported accommodation to assess and prioritise their (pre-registration) service development needs.

The Reconstruct audit document is an industry-standard mock regulatory inspection template, which will identify areas of practice or guidance that require development, thus improving Registration/inspection outcomes.

Additional visits can be arranged to assess if identified development areas are being actioned and met.

Fit person’s interview preparation

Following an initial assessment, one of our experienced consultants will work with you to ensure that you are fully prepared and confident for your Fit Person’s Interview.

Preparation time will be dependent on your experience and your knowledge of your service.
This offer is open to individuals and organisations.

Trouble-shooting failing homes

This is a high-level package of support aimed at home’s that are at risk:
– Home’s that are experiencing practice and/or Leadership difficulties, and that are not meeting the Quality Standards and Regulations
– Homes that have been downgraded by the regulator
– Homes that have been issued with compliance notices
– Homes that have been imposed with restrictions
One of our experienced social care consultants will be deployed to your home for the required period, to help raise standards, and to help prepare the team and manager, making sure that they are inspection-ready.

Independent Auditing

Providing organisations independent, objective assurance and support by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of care practice, risk management and governance processes.

Reconstructs audit model fits in with Ofsted’s case tracking methodology and will provide guidance on areas of practice that requires development.

The auditing contract can be a spot purchase agreement or a long-term contract, to ensure consistency over inspection cycles.

Regulation 44 Independent Person Visits

High-quality Regulation 44 visits to Children’s homes, including:
– Monthly regulatory Independent Monitoring visits
– Emergency or cover visits

The monthly regulatory visits are conducted by our team of Regulation 44 consultants and auditors who are experts in their field. Reconstruct Regulation 44 Vistors provide both scrutiny and support for the homes they are assigned to. Their overall purpose is to analyse care practice and leadership and verify if young people are safeguarded and their wellbeing promoted in the home.

Reports produced for the home, placing authorities and the Regulator are balanced, and are provided within the required timescales.

Independent Investigations

Investigations are carried out by an independent social care consultant who will;
– Carry out your investigations.
– Or, review your internal management investigations.

These may be internal issues raised by employees, complaints raised by children and young people or third-party external complaints and concerns fed back to the service.

Alternatively, the consultant can provide a review of your in-house management investigations to ensure that your investigation processes are rigorous, follow best practice and are compliant with regulatory expectations.

Responsible Individual Provider

Recruit individuals that will suit your service requirements.

We have available 3 recruitment packages, that are each tailored to suit varied service requirements.

Strategic auditing and reviews

For organisations that are experiencing widespread internal challenges, we will provide a senior social care consultant to review your internal strategic systems and governance processes.

The senior consultant will follow Reconstructs robust Quality Assurance methodology and template to independently review key department practices against the systems and processes in place to ensure that they are being followed, and to assess they are robust, effective and are compliant with regulatory expectations.

Our consultants will provide independent oversight, concluding with a review report, with recommendations for change made where appropriate.

An optional add-on to this service includes consultancy support to implement these changes.

INDEPENDENT TEAM DEVELOPMENT, SUPERVISION AND TRAINING, UP TO SENIOR MANAGEMENT LEVEL

For organisations experiencing challenges with Leadership and Management practice, management oversight, effectiveness, and decision-making, we are able to provide a bespoke Independent development, supervision and mentoring service. Dependent on specific needs and required outcomes, this can include providing:
– Support with team development (for homes, management teams including RIs/SMT)
– Support with Change management
– Independent clinical supervision
– Management training, including RIs/SMT