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Cumbria View celebrate Ofsted report

13 May 2022

Young people and staff from Cumbria View Children’s Home are celebrating following the publication of their latest Ofsted report.

The home has been rated as good in all areas, including the overall experiences and progress of children and young people, how well children and young people are helped and protected and the effectiveness of leaders and managers 

Located in North Lancashire, provides a happy, caring a nurturing environment where young people can grow socially, emotionally and academically, to reach their goals and aspirations.

The report noted: 

  • Children feel happy at the home and make progress in all areas of their care. Children and staff have respectful and trusting relationships. Children say that they feel listened to, well cared for, and involved in their care planning.  
  • Staff have a good understanding of children’s needs and provide them with lots of encouragement and praise. Key-work sessions are meaningful. They are focused on helping to improve children’s life chances and developing children’s ability to sustain positive relationships.  
  • Children have good school attendance. When children have barriers to their learning, the staff team works with educational professionals to resolve concerns and agree plans to help children make progress.  
  • Family time is prioritised for children. The staff team recognises the importance of family relationships being maintained. The team works with families to promote and facilitate regular family time for individual children. 
  • Children engage in regular activities and hobbies, which helps to keep them occupied after school and at weekends and supports them to develop peer relationships away from the home. Children are encouraged to participate in regular charity fundraising events.  
  • The manager is a positive role model for staff and wants the best outcomes for children.  
  • Staff receive a good level of training, including additional training that is specific to the needs of children.

Registered Manager, Graham Burt commented on the feedback: 

"I am really pleased with the positive outcome and feedback from our recent Ofsted inspection. The staff team have shown great resilience and commitment and I am proud of how they continue to support the young people. It is pleasing that the progress we are making with the young people we support is recognised by Ofsted but also the parents and social workers who we work closely with."

Click here to view the full report

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