Veritas House has operated several Residential Care models since 2016 to support children and young people in Permanency Support (Out of Home Care) in Western NSW. Utilising a Neuro-developmentally and Trauma Informed model of care which is based on current evidence and research, the service model is designed to meet the needs of children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma, and who may have other complex support needs such as mental health and/or disability.
Veritas has been contracted by the Department of Communities and Justice to utilise this expertise to deliver Interim Care from 2020 – a new model of residential care for children and young people with low and medium support needs aged between 9-14 years. Time-limited Interim Care is provided in a safe, child-friendly and home-like environment, with stability and predictability provided through a consistent team of qualified and trained Veritas House staff. The parenting team are responsible for supporting the children and young people to participate in everyday routines, education, cultural and social activities, while work is being undertaken to support the young person to transition to permanency arrangements or a foster care placement.