Reconstruct UK

Welcome to the South Gloucestershire information page.
Below you will find lots of helpful information on who we are as an organisation and the different services we provide to Children and Young People in South Gloucester.

Reconstruct is the provider for the following services available for your young people

ADVOCACY SERVICES

INDEPENDENT VISITING

RETURN TO HOME INTERVIEWS

Reg. 44 Visits to Children's Homes

A little bit about us

Reconstruct has over 30 years’ experience of developing and delivering training, consultancy, quality assurance and compliance services to a range of organisations, as well as direct services to vulnerable young people.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults is at the centre of the work Reconstruct undertakes. Incoprorating the needs of our partners, and the children they support, is paramount.

Together with the local authorities we partner with, we strive to secure the best possible outcomes in respect of access to services with the provision of professional and appropriate training; supportive consultancy and compassionate direct delivery of services. We offer a full range of services designed to make positive change, develop strong ethical practice and promote better outcomes for the individuals being cared for. But don’t take our word for it – see what some of our children think about our services in the video above!

Advocacy Services

An advocate is someone who provides support to children and young people in care, care leavers and children and young people who are subject to a Child Protection Conference.

Advocacy means to speak up for someone and there are some groups of people who may need more help that others – in this case, vulnerable children and young people. It’s about making sure that children have a say in decisions that affect their life. Advocacy is about making things change because children’s voices are heard and listened to.

Who is eligible for this service?

The Children in Care Advocacy Service will provide support and advocacy for children in care aged 0-18 years and care leavers up to aged 25 who are placed both in and out of the authority area

Please ensure invites to meetings are sent well in advance to allow for advocates to be allocated and for the V&F’s to be collated. Should an advocate not be available due to delays in Reading, Reconstruct will not be held responsible for not attending said meetings. However we will endeavour to support the child but this may not be possible and the child may have to be represented at the next

Independent Visiting

An Independent Visitor (IV) is an adult volunteer who is independent of Social Services. Their role is to establish a supportive and long term relationship with a young person built on trust. They will guide and listen to a young person, helping to build their self-esteem and develop new interests and skills over time. CLICK HERE to find out more about what Reconstruct offer.

Who is eligible for this service?

Independent Visitors will not be available to care leavers. However, where a child has an existing relationship with an Independent Visitor, and they become a care leaver, this can continue if the young person deems it beneficial. Click to jump to the Moving On section which provides more detail on this.

Independent Visitors will not be available to care leavers. However, where a child has an existing relationship with an Independent Visitor, and they become a care leaver, this can continue if the young person deems it beneficial. Click to jump to the Moving On section which provides more detail on this.

mAKING A REFERRAL

We encourage all staff to promote the service and let carers and young people know that we are here to support. Our user friendly poster for Carers can be DOWNLOADED HERE, so feel free to circulate to your carers as well as print and pop up within the council buildings.

The referrer completes the form on the referral link and this will be sent automatically to the coordinator for South Gloucester

Or the referrer completes the hard copy of the referral form and sends to visiting@reconstruct.co.uk

We have also put together some useful guidance which will provide you with a more in depth understanding of the types of referrals to send through. For new recruits and for those who are not familiar with the IV service and what it entails we see the What is an IV guidance document for a detailed explanation of the role of an IV.

Help us spread the word!

We really want to get the word out that we are providing the advocacy and IV services to young people in Milton Keynes and encourage you and your teams to share our information resources the young people you work with.