Project Salus offers a range of specialist services for children and young people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and the schools and parents or carers that support them. This includes Stepping Stones Triple P - a group based programme for parents of children aged 5-13, and individual parent/family support and mentoring.
Communication and interaction needs
We provide support for children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders.
Cognition and learning needs
We provide support for children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders who may have additional learning needs.
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
We provide support for children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders who may have additional difficulties such as displaying challenging behaviour.
We provide support for children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders who may have additional sensory needs.
Our service does not provide for children and young people with additional physical needs.
Specific or complex health needs
Our service does not provide for children and young people with specific or complex health needs.
Categories of need
Autistic Spectrum Conditions
5-7, 8-11, 12-15
Who we provide for
Varied times available, term-time and holidays
What we do
Stepping Stones Triple P: a structured, group based programme for parents of children aged 5 – 13 with an ASD that aims to enable parents to:- Effectively manage child behaviour- Use a range of appropriate approaches to discipline- Communicate effectively as a family and experience less stress. This is a 9 week programme. Individual parent/family support and mentoring: home or community based intensive support programme offering practical support and strategies to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents and carers. This service offers emotional support and coaching to parents to recognise triggers, develop personalised strategies and enhance access to services. This is a 6 week programme but is flexible around the needs of the parent/family.
Is there a waiting list?
Are there any taster sessions?
Do you need a support worker?
Can you take your support worker with you?
Does parent / carer have to stay?
Is parent / carer allowed to stay?
Can siblings attend?
Staff SEND skills
Our staff members include:- a highly experienced specialist practitioner in the field of ASD (Teacher in Charge of a school based specialist provision, parent mentor/coach, published author in this area). An accomplished trainer and has worked extensively with parents and families using structured and unstructured approaches to achieve change. - a highly experienced child and family practitioner with a qualification in play therapy. Accredited and experienced in a number of parent lead programmes including Stepping Stones Triple P Parenting Programme
Have staff had safeguarding training in last year?
Staff Disability Awareness trained in last year?
Are staff trained in specialist interventions?
Are there staff trained in manual handling?
Assessing child safety
The Project Salus service is support offered to the parents/carers of children with an autistic spectrum condition. However, all of our staff have undertaken full disclosures with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and hold relevant training qualifications for their roles, including child protection, risk assessment, restorative practice etc. They also receive supervision by trained members of staff. This service will be overseen by one of the Directors of Project Salus and the Enterprise and Quality Manager, either of whom can be contacted with regards to the delivery of the service. Observations of practice will take place by the management team at regular intervals throughout delivery, and feedback sought from service users. We will ensure that all venues used are safe and accessible to service users.
We will accept referrals from any professionals, as well as self-referrals made by parents/carers.
Deciding who can use the service
Following referral to the service, the information provided will be assessed by service management, and further information sought from the referrer if required. Discussion with the ASD specialist will take place to arrange support, or the referral will be added to a waiting list for a group-based programme if applicable. Any decisions made will be communicated to the referrer, and opportunity made for the referrer and/or parent/carer to discuss this with a member of staff. All referrals will be reviewed within 5 working days. However there may be a waiting list for support/delivery of a programme but this will be communicated with the referrer as soon as possible.
Is there a charge for the service?
Direct payments, Personal budgets, Care package from LA, Own funds
We do not have fixed venues, and are flexible to need of individual/group referrals with regards to this.
Wheelchair Access, Accessible toilets, Secure environment, Accessible changing area, Accessible parking, Our Service is delivered in the home
Communication methods used
Signs and symbols
Respite & Support
Emotional Well-being, Support groups and Voluntary Organisations, Disabled Children fostering and adoption, Support and family members
Education and childcare
In school therapies, SEN Support, Schools
Leisure and play
Friendships & relationships
Preparation for adulthood
Parents, siblings and Family carers
Communicating with parents and carers
We will communicate with parents/carers throughout delivery of our services using the most appropriate methods, such as phone, email and face-to-face. We will use social media, leaflets, and events to promote the work that we do. We offer parent support and group programmes. We will collect feedback from all services users about their experiences and use this to develop the service further.
Is the service fully accessible?
The service will be delivered in the home and in the community (at venues such as schools, community centres etc.)Please feel free to contact us in advance to discuss your specific needs and we will work with you to resolve any access issues as far as possible.
Our service is designed to support parents and carers of children with an autistic spectrum disorder. We will work on an individual need basis to identify where children and young people can be included in any activities etc.