About Daffodil Care

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About Daffodil Care

Daffodil Care was established in 2008. Over time we developed a strong reputation for delivering positive outcomes for young people and families. Daffodil Care have a national network of services ranging from mainstream residential care, semi-independent, aftercare, community outreach services and a children’s ASD disability residential and community support service.

Daffodil Care are committed to providing exceptional, therapeutic care where the young person and their family are at the centre of all care planning, activities and decision making to deliver positive outcomes and therapeutically driven supports

Supporting and developing our team is a significant priority for us. Daffodil Care are strongly committed to investing in our employee’s professional development and career progression.

With a dedicated focus on individualised professional development planning with our employee’s career goals, we have a strong history of staff retention and progression which in turn aids our service development. Take a look at some of our employee’s journeys.

Our Ethos & Philosophy

Daffodil Care has adopted a positive focused ethos as espoused by Reclaiming Youth International, Circle of Courage, Response Abilities Pathways® (RAP), Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and Daily Life Events® (DLE).

In addition, we believe that everyone has the ability to change; we see challenges as opportunities to learn, develop and grow. All young people and their families have strengths and skills that can be nurtured and we will work to support these strengths.

Daffodil Care is committed to providing a quality driven therapeutic residential and outreach service to vulnerable Young People and their families. We achieve this by listening actively to Young People and families, comprehensive multi-disciplinary assessment, treatment and team guidance, embracing the concepts of trust, respect, understanding and empowerment and devising effective individualised therapeutic interventions which focus on strengths, resiliencies, and relationships.

Model of Care



Daffodil Care Services operates a therapeutic support model called STEM. Systemic Therapeutic Engagement Model (STEM) provides a framework for positive interventions with young people to develop relationships focused on achieving strengths-based outcomes through daily life interactions.

Systemic Therapeutic Engagement Model (STEM) was developed organically by Daffodil Care following a significant period of research into the approaches that worked best with young people and families.

STEM uses Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), Response Ability Pathways (RAP) and The Circle of Courage. It also incorporates the Developmental Audit (DA), Daily Life Events (DLE), Attachment Theory, Self-Awareness and a focus on Active Listening and Child and Youth Care (CYC) Practitioner approaches. The STEM training course was designed to;

  • Implement a best practice/standards-based and thematically organised curriculum
  • Facilitate an enjoyable and reflexive adult learner-centred environment
  • Use a specific therapeutic language and provide comprehensible input for instruction
  • Integrate individual and peer-learning in the Daffodil Care environment
  • Adapt and use age-appropriate authentic materials
  • Conduct performance-based assessment

Shield Anti-Bullying Programme

The ISPCC’s Shield programme aims to support organisations in their efforts to proactively manage bullying and protect children and young people from bullying through prevention and intervention strategies. 

As part of our commitment to creating safe, and inclusive spaces for our young people, Daffodil Care has adopted the 10 Shield Statements leading to successfully awarded Shield status for 2023-2025. This programme effectively tackles bullying and helps young people shield themselves and others from the harmful effects of bullying and maintains a consistent focus on addressing bullying behaviour.   

Our centre Champions encourage continuous awareness and support the centre teams by endeavouring to prevent an incident of bullying occurring within the centre and to respond to any incidents of bullying.