Ethos and Values of our staff team

At Northwest Leaving Care we work to ensure that our ethos and values are an integral part of every young person's placement. Our staff team work hard to ensure:-

  • independent living is a positive choice and experience at an important stage in young people’s lives. 
  • all support is delivered in a safe, appropriately structured and supportive environment.
  • all young people in our properties are protected from abuse and neglect.
  • our service works to support young people’s needs and support their families and relationships.
  • staff are carefully selected and recruited to address gender, age and ethnic balance in order to reflect diversity and positive role models.
  • all staff have opportunities to develop through training, supervision and appraisal.
  • we keep abreast of national and local social policy and our management team continually update our policies and procedures to reflect up to date and best methods of practice. 

Staff Training

Our investment in our staff team is one of the reasons behind our success. We believe that our staff are our most valuable and important resource.

We have a progressive recruitment and selection policy and pride ourselves on our diverse and highly skilled team. 

All new staff are required to complete our robust induction program. Once successful, new staff are required to work through our extensive training program: Our training program consists of:

  • Safeguarding 
  • First Aid
  • Medication
  • CSE
  • Health and Safety
  • GDPR training 
  • Recording and reporting 
  • Risk assessing 
  • Lone working 
  • Mental health awareness  
  • Depression and suicide awareness 
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Behavior management 
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Self harm awareness 
  • Managing aggression 
  • Fire training 
  • Sexual health and relationships 
  • Radicalisation awareness 


Improving the standards for care leavers

Northwest Leaving Care are committed and dedicated to improving the standards for care leavers. The service is continually evolving and prides itself on its ability to respond to any situation or crisis.

The team work hard to make improvements and develop the service based on the responses and feedback we get from young people and other professionals.

Our practice is evidence based and reflective, which allows us to monitor and control positively the environment in which we operate.