The Bartons (MV) 21 January 2021

“Consideration is being given to one child moving to a foster placement. The social worker stated that two years ago a foster placement would have been deemed impossible and attributed the child’s progress to the registered manager taking a ‘progressive and open-minded’ approach to meeting the child’s needs.”

Chardleigh House (MV) 28 and 29 January 2021

“The environment is tailored and personalised to meet the needs of the children. Professional stakeholders and family members are positive about the care provided.”

Calvington House (MV)4 February 2021

“Transitions for children were managed effectively. This means that children feel supported and reassured during important periods in their lives.”

The Ferns (MV) 25 February 2021

“Children enjoy trusting relationships with staff. They benefit from spending individual time with their key workers, who display a nurturing approach to their needs. As a result, children feel understood and cared for.”

Cedar House (MV) 18 March 2021

“Because they have close and trusted relationships with staff, children feel comfortable to seek help from them. Staff respond by providing emotional and practical help to reassure the children and promote their well-being.”

Elm House 5 to 6 May 2021

“Children are making good progress and they say that they feel happy. Children have trusted and secure relationships with staff.”

Kate’s Bench – ECS 27 to 28 April 2021

“The staff succeed in supporting the children to rebuild and maintain relationships with their families. One child is now enjoying regular weekends at their family home.”

The Orchards 18 and 19 May 2021

“Children are provided with nurturing, high-quality care. Children who come to live at this home make sustained progress.”

Ivy House (HC) 19 to 20 May 2021

“Staff work hard to develop and maintain strong and supportive relationships with children. One child informed the inspector that the best thing about the home is the ‘staff’ as they are ‘kind and genuinely care about us.”

Ramsworth Cottage 20 to 21 May 2021

“Staff provide a level of support and care to children that stem from highly effective relationships built on trust. One child… described the staff team as ‘supportive, helpful and caring’.”

Woodview 3D 26 to 27 May 2021

“There is a calm ethos which has been promoted by the consistently good management of the home. This environment enables children to be children, despite the additional emotional challenges they may face.”

New Villa Farm 8 to 9 June 2021

“Children’s achievements and memorable experiences are proudly displayed throughout the home which helps to create a homely atmosphere.”

Villa Farm House 14 to 15 June 2021

“Good consultation helps children to feel listened to and to develop positive relationships with staff.”

Meadow House – ECS 15 to 16 June 2021

“The children benefit from being cared for by a staff team that knows them well. Relationships are positive and the children have adults they can talk to and who they trust.”

Woodview 15 to 16 June 2021

“Children experience placement stability, which supports them to make progress. Professionals and family described care provided to children as ‘brilliant’.”

Denmead 22 and 23 June 2021

“Children are proud of their environment. They have lots of input into how their home evolves and is decorated. As a result, they really care about it.”

The Laurels 16 to 17 June 2021

“The environment is warm and relaxed, and children take pride in their bedrooms. As a result, children stated that they like living in the home.”

Barnfield Lodge SC398480 29 to 30 June 2021

“Children receive safe and nurturing care from staff and they thrive at this home. The environment is lovely and welcoming and has a warm family feel.”

Hayling 7 and 8 July 2021

“Children benefit from a caring and skilled workforce. Staff really know and understand the children. This enables staff to create highly personalised care and support plans that promote good progress for children.”

West Drove House 1 to 2 July 2021

“Positive use of rewards helps promote good behaviour and healthy lifestyles. The children report that they feel safe living at the home and could name a member of staff they would speak to if they felt worried or unhappy.”

Sunnycroft SC398377 4 to 5 August 2021

“Children quickly build positive relationships with staff and peers. One child has recently completed a Duke of Edinburgh silver award.”

Newlands 14 to 15 July 2021

“Children take pride in their bedrooms. When talking about the décor, one child described her bedroom as ‘completely me’.”

Park House 13 to 14 July 2021

“Children make outstanding progress. Children and staff have excellent relationships.”