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Our registered children’s home in Sunderland has achieved the highest possible rating of ‘outstanding in all areas’ from regulator Ofsted following a recent inspection of the home.

The inspector found that “children thrive while living in this family orientated home and their experiences are exceptional and, as a result, the children make significant progress in all aspects of their lives”. 

They also commented that: “The ethos of the home is one of a family environment that puts the children at the centre of all decisions. Staff encourage positive behaviour, kindness and respect and are highly trained and tenacious in their approach to safeguarding the children”.

The inspector also praised registered manager, Jody, by saying: “The manager is ambitious and aspirational for the children and staff team, working in partnership with the two equally dedicated deputy managers, they embed a shared vision which ensures that the children receive exceptional care and support. The manager’s enthusiasm is replicated in the whole staff team, which holds her leadership in very high regard”.

“I’m immensely proud of our young people and staff team – this report is testament to their hard work and dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes.

“To achieve outstanding in all areas is truly amazing and I’m delighted Ofsted have acknowledged the incredible we work do.  Their comments confirm that the care we provide to our young people is of the highest standard.  We won’t be resting on our laurels, however; we will be continuing our work to maintain the outstanding rating as it’s the least our children deserve,” said Jody Scott, Registered Manager and Director of Children’s Services.

This is our third Outstanding rating from Ofsted in the last six months! Other services to achieve Outstanding from Ofsted were the charity’s Post-Adoption service and our children’s home in Darlington.

“This is a fantastic achievement and recognition of the exceptional care that Jody and her team provide to the young people in our care and beyond,” said Nic Gilbert, CEO.

To read the full report click here