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Barnardo's Mandala Therapy

How to make a request for support

Sadly, we do not have core funding to cover the cost of all our work and so all referrals must come with funding. We are also unable to take referrals directly from family members; instead they need to come from a professional working with the child or young person.  

In 2016 all of the 128 children referred to us have remained engaged with the work throughout.  There was a multi-agency agreement that in 87% of cases outcomes had improved significantly.

We charge our therapists at £55/hr (fully inclusive) to recover costs only (£60/hr for adoption work).  Generally speaking it takes about 3 hours of time to deliver a one hour session.  This covers the travel time/cost for our therapists who are home based, session prep, recording, on-going liaison with family/carers and relevant professionals, safeguarding work and attendance at any multi-agency meetings.  (It also covers the clinical supervision time required by their professional body.)  

We recommend that you start by purchasing a minimum of 60 hours of time.

Where we can see more than one child back to back, costs can reduce by up to a third.

Please note we only work in the South West of England and we do not take referrals directly from parents or carers.

Please find our contact details here if your would like to make a referral.