The Lilias Graham Trust provides both residential and day services to help families meet their children’s needs.
Lilias Graham Trust staff work in partnership with parents, carers, children, wider family, social workers and other agencies.
The Lilias Graham Trust adheres to core standards which are informed by relevant legislation and National Care Standards.
The Lilias Graham Trust continually strives to embody best practice in the services it offers to children and their families.
In delivering the service, the Lilias Graham Trust staff take account of relevant legislation and guidance. This includes the following:
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989
The Human Rights Act 1998
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
The Children (Scotland) Act 1995
The Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001
The Data Protection Acts 1998 and 2003
Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003
In meeting children’s needs, the Lilias Graham Trust is committed to the core principles described in Getting It Right for Every Child (Scottish Executive). These are that children need to be: Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible and Included.
To this end, the Lilias Graham Trust staff aim to ensure:
- Families are supported to care for their own children where possible
- The development of supportive and purposeful relationships with parents, carers and children.
- Effective communication and engagement with others in a family’s support network.
- The welfare of each child is safeguarded and promoted.
- The child’s developmental needs are prioritised.
- The service is flexible enough to meet individual needs and circumstances.
- That changes made by families are transferable and sustainable at home.
- Effective multi agency working.
- Helpful information is shared.
The Lilias Graham Trust is committed to the Codes of Conduct for Social Service Employers and Employees published by the Scottish Social Services Council.
In ensuringthe safety and welfare of children, the Lilias Graham Trust adheres to the Children’s Charter, and the child protection Framework for Standards.
Our Core Standards
The Service will adhere to the following standards in meeting the needs of children and their families:
- The family will be given comprehensive information about the service to be received. The length of placement and nature of the service will be discussed beforehand.
- Where a specific program of family work is proposed, this will relate to an assessment and care plan agreed with the family and referring agency. Family members will be encouraged and supported to take part in regular reviews of the care plan and progress made.
- Family members will be assisted to understand their rights, responsibilities and relevant Lilias Graham Trust policies and procedures during the process of welcome and introduction.
- The family’s rights to privacy and personal space will be fully respected.
- The Lilias Graham Trust undertakes to provide the family on placement with a healthy environment in which to live, encouragement to pursue a healthy lifestyle and assistance in accessing appropriate education, healthcare and other services.
- The service will be provided in a safe and secure environment.
- The family’s participation and choice will be promoted in order to maximise potential for social inclusion and personal development.
- The family’s social, cultural and religious beliefs or faith will be respected to enable individuals to live their life in keeping with these beliefs.
- Families will have access to paid staff and volunteers with the necessary experience, training and supervision to provide a safe, supportive and effective service.