provide accommodation, care and support for children between the ages
of 5 and 17. We recognise that the age range is wide we take into
consideration the mix in ages and abilities of the children who live at
the home. After an initial enquiry by telephone or email, the
management of the home will request further information about the child
to enable a decision to be made regarding offering a place at the home.
Criteria for admission include:
- Child of either gender
- Age bewteen 5 and 17
- Have a diagnosed learning disability sometimes referred to as a learning difficulty
- Referred by a local authority
- Require medium to long-term care and support
- May require same day admission as an emergency
- Once a
decision to consider a child for admission has been taken,
arrangements will be made for an assessment by our staff of the child.
In this assessment, we consider the needs of the child and balance them
against the needs of children already living at the home. Its also a
chance for the home to consider how and if it can meet the needs of the
- When an offer is
made to place the child, and it is accepted by all parties, arrangments
will be made where appropriate for the child to visit and/or have an
overnight stay to see
what they think of the home.
- Prior to moving in, staff would
seek to know the child's preferences in several areas. The decor of the
bedroom can be customised to suit the child's preference.
- All children are provided with a Children's Guide
which is written in Easy Read format. Staff will assist with explaining
the information contained in the Children's Guide.