Children’s home provides highest quality of care

People, Health and Care
10:10, Thursday, 13th January 2022

Kingfisher Lodge children’s home has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors after a recent visit.

The home was inspected in November 2021 and was judged to be outstanding in all areas.

Inspectors found the experiences and progress of children and young people outstanding, including how well they are helped and protected and the effectiveness of leaders and managers.

The report highlights the actions of the children’s home that contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people who need help, protection and care.

Ofsted inspectors commented that staff support the children to follow their interests and hobbies, they know the children well and provide a nurturing and caring environment and encourage them to develop their independence. Children’s health and development needs are well understood and supported.

The report identifies that staff and managers advocate for children and want them to do well in their lives.

Inspectors also praised staff for providing the children with positive routines, boundaries and structures which enable them to develop social skills and progress in developing their independence skills.

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for children and families, said:

“It is fantastic to see such a positive report from Ofsted about Kingfisher Lodge. They are making a real difference to the children in their care and making sure they have the best opportunities available to them to progress and develop.

“I am thrilled that the hard work and dedication of the team has been recognised with inspectors commenting that the culture in the home is aspiring and motivated.

“This is the second ‘outstanding’ rating for one of our children’s homes in a matter of weeks, which shows the amazing commitment of the teams caring for our children and young people to ensure they are kept safe and well.”