Our Marker Of Quality

BERRI

The system we use to identify children's needs, as well as to see and track progress

How It Works

Staff and caregivers are given a questionnaire and checklist to carry out. Focused on things such as those indicated on the left (or below on mobile).

It is recognised that how challenging a behaviour is to handle is determined by both the frequency and difficulty of that behaviour, so the challenge scores on the BERRI system take into account both of these elements. The BERRI system allows us to visualise the profile of needs as a spider plot and can help us to track change through the use of graphs that are updated over time, as well as to compare child’s progression to the rest of their cohort.

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Relationships
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Emotional Well-Being
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Behaviour
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Psychiatric Conditions
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Risk To Self & Others
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Neurodevelopmental Conditions

Goals & Using BERRI

With specific goals in mind, the staff and caregivers around the child continue to record how the child is doing using the BERRI target tracking program. This is a goal-based outcome measurement tool, which allows staff to see visible change and track it over time.

The team then agrees on how to track these targets, which normally involves staff recording a daily score for each identified issue onto the BERRI tracking system. This data can then be graphed to show change over time, alongside the full BERRI profile (which tracks overall progress). 

  • Behaviour

  • Emotional wellbeing

  • Risk (to self and others)

  • Relationships

  • Indicators (of psychiatric or neurodevelopmental conditions)