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Enjoy & Achieve

The particular interests and talents of individual children are considered within the individual Placement Plan which includes ways in which the child will be supported to pursue their interests and talents.

Children are helped and encouraged to engage in leisure and other activities that promote a positive involvement with the cultural, ethnic, religious and language heritages to which they belong. This is also seen as an opportunity to celebrate diversity and help other children from different backgrounds to learn about difference in positive and enjoyable ways.

Examples include supporting children in attending church (where appropriate) attending cultural festivals in various locations (i.e. Notting Hill Carnival/Museum trips etc).


'Turn It Off!'

It may seem to some people that young people seem to want to all their free time in front of screens, either playing console games or watching endless YouTube videos. We however accept that his can be part of their free-time and utilising built-in parental control functions we limit the amount of time they spend online each day. We actively encourage them to exercise, go outside and do things together, interacting with the real world.


Ball games and activities within the grounds of the house are in view of an adult – a large net-enclosed trampoline is a great place for children to individually exercise safely and blow of steam.

Indoors, aside from a pool table in the common room, and a TV and DVD player in the lounge, the ubiquity of the internet and multitude of ways of accessing it mean that we have strong security settings on our equipment, alongside exper Information Communication Technology (I.C.T.) people – built-in parental controls are also configured and secure on all of their devices.

Educating children how to stay safe online is as important though, and we encourage them to talk to staff – and periodic spot checks on devices is the norm because we must ensure  online safety.

Group Days Out and Holidays

As part of our commitment to enriching the lives of the children with whom we are working, they are afforded the opportunity to attend group residential activity trips. Past years have included camping trips to Wales, which included mountain walking, White Water Rafting, Sailing courses, cycling and water and adventure activity experiences.

We have worked with PGL activity holidays and other experimental holiday providers to ensure the children are included and not disadvantaged by being in care. All these activity holidays are within a contained environment and staff enjoy and participate with the children.

We can also, depending on the needs of the child, prepare and deliver bespoke activity and adventure respite holidays. For more information on this service, please contact us directly to discuss requirements so we can see if we can help.
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