Arcus Consultancy Ltd is many things, its two people, Hannah Dobbs and Stuart Macmanomy, a management team that worked together to create a home for children where they felt safe and loved. Within a year the home went from requires improvement to outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.
Arcus Consultancy Ltd is most importantly a promise, a promise to the children who lived with us, to use everything we have learned to help more children. By helping others to create a loving home with nurture at its core and inter-subjective relationships being the key.
Arcus Consultancy Ltd was developed through the conversations we had with the children we cared for. Often these conversations resulted with the same themes; children feeling like they had been judged, not understood, or not knowing what was going to happen to them. But most importantly, it was recognised that children in care were becoming institutionalised by their journey through care.
The aim of Arcus Consultancy Ltd is to continue to teach, guide and support others within social care by using a psychodynamic approach. To empower professionals to be the gate keepers of their children’s well-being, and remembering a home is a home and a child is a child.
Our plan is to achieve our goals by offering a range of services to children’s homes to help them improve. The services are; Regulation 44 Visits, nurture and behaviour management plans, mentoring and coaching, regulatory audits, professional supervisions and management support. This list continues to grow as we try to develop what we need to offer, based on our continued experience of residential children’s homes.
Arcus Consultancy Ltd believes in children’s homes and children in care, and that belief means that we cannot give up. We see Arcus Consultancy Ltd as an evolution because children need us to constantly adapt and figure out the best way to care. It’s not about us, it’s not about you, it’s about the children in care that need us to be their voice until they are supported to find theirs.