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“Kev has made great strides in progress and understands the benefits of boundaries, routines and communication allowing him to grow into a young empathetic man.”
Kev arrived at Hollygreen Children’s Home at a really worrying stage of his life. They young boy had lost his beloved grandfather, his role model and carer and naturally struggled with the aftermath. He found it difficult to articulate his thoughts and feelings and the only time there was a glimpse of his emotions was through angry outbursts, resulting in him losing friends at school and feeling even more isolated. His behaviour quickly deteriorated and after being excluded the local authority stepped in to help the lost boy who they described as a “child in crisis”.
On arrival at Hollygreen Children’s Home, Kev accepted the full support offered to him by the staff team who warmly welcomed him, as they do with every young person. The frustrated boy with little confidence and a lack of social skills settled into his new home and school environments, upon when the magic started to happen.
Kev started to thrive in his small classroom at school and homework quickly became a priority for the boy that apparently did not enjoy learning. At home, he worked with staff to build his confidence and after recognising his new found skills in football, he joined a local football club and after impressing his friends in the playground he secured a place in the school’s football team too
Kev has made great strides in progress and understands the benefits of boundaries, routines and communication allowing him to grow into a young empathetic man that has a great sense of humour and is an absolute joy to be around