Bromley Lodge

Mild to moderate learning difficulties

  • Registered: 2001
  • Registered Places: 3
  • Age Group: 10-16
  • Gender: Boys
  • DfE Education: Yes
  • Assessment/Therapy: Yes
  • Step Down Placements: Yes
  • Staff Ratio: 1:1
"Children are proud of the environment in which they live. Staff ensure that the home is well maintained and in good decorative order. The registered manager has a clear intent to make it feel as homely as possible. One parent commented on this and said that staff felt like part of an ‘extended family’.
The home compiles monthly reports to highlight children’s progress against current aims and targets. These are available for each child. They go hand in hand with the home’s preparatory reports for children looked after reviews. These reports are forwarded to all professionals for review and feedback.
Staff and parents were able to readily identify areas of progress for children. A child who was out of education for a year before coming to the home recently received an award for outstanding attendance. This is proudly displayed in the communal kitchen to celebrate his hard work. Children are developing their communication skills. There has also been a reduction in challenging behaviours."

Ofsted Inspection - May 2019 - Full report available by request

Residential Care

Bromley Lodge provides a nurturing, and safe environment for children on the Autistic Spectrum and / or those who present with mild to severe Emotional, Behavioural and Communication difficulties. The staff team are provided with a high level of training to specialise the care we provide the children within the home. 


The home provides an environment, specialised to meet the needs of the young people and is set up to adequately support them to develop at a pace they are comfortable with. The staff team provide the children with a secure base in which they can build the foundation of trusting relationships, this will also allow them to process the emotional and behavioural difficulties that have arisen from past trauma.


The staff team will provide a consistent and structured daily routine, using methods of communication that the children are familiar with. Staff provide the young people with a wide range of activities, that allow them to explore socials situations with other similar age and disability young people, as they build confidence they will be able to access a wider range of activities that they feel comfortable with. They environment is set up to meet sensory needs. This can be easily adopted to meet high or low arousal need as each child is unique and will require their individual needs met.


The overall ethos of Bromley Lodge is to ensure the children are provided with a warm and nurturing environment which provides more specialised care to meet the complex needs of the individual child. This will allow the young people to develop trusting relationships with the adults in the home which will support them to progress to their full potential with support from a staff team that fully understands how to meet their needs. The staff team will also work closely with families where appropriate, in order to build positive working relationships to provide the children with consistent care.


The home is directly affiliated to both our DfE registered, specialist SEBD schools: The Davenport Primary School and The Old Priory Secondary School.


The respective school and the home work in close partnership to ensure continuity in respect of learning support, achieving developmental goals and behaviour management.


The Davenport School (Key Stage 2: 7-11yrs) offers a differentiated curriculum in order to meet the individual learning needs of each young person. The school operates with small group settings where children are closely supported and supervised by a qualified teacher and learning support assistants.


The Old Priory School (Key Stages 3 & 4: 11 – 16yrs) offers the national curriculum allowing for GCSE study in essential subject areas, alongside alternative, differentiated curriculums, including ASDAN and City & Guilds NPTC vocational awards, both of which lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

Assessment & Therapy

Children and young people residing in our care have access to a range of assessment and therapy services including:

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Psychotherapy
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Equine Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Play Therapy

All therapy referrals are overseen by the organisation’s dedicated Therapy Services Manager in consultation with the allocated social worker and other key stakeholders as appropriate.


Our assessment and therapy services are an inclusive element of our residential care provision and attract no additional funding requirement.

Health Support

In addition to our therapy services and panel of consultants, each of our homes have direct access to a health promotions worker and, in the event of any significant health concerns arising, oversight from a registered, dual diagnosis nurse. This ensures effective, professional guidance in respect of health profiling, together with the immediate and ongoing health needs of each individual child and young person placed in our care.

Statement of Purpose

Bromley Lodge | Statement of Purpose
SC023745 - SOP - BL.pdf
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During the current pandemic there are understandable concerns around children residing in social care and the ability of social care organisations to provide continuity of service.


Based on all available government advice and guidance, and following a review of our current resources, Ethelbert Children’s Services have shared a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan (BCP) with each of its local authority partners and relevant regulatory bodies.


At this time, we do not foresee any significant difficulties in providing ongoing residential care and/or fostering services.


As new information and guidance becomes available, will be reviewing our BCP and updating our partners accordingly.


Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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