Cornwall Lodge

  • Registered: 2001
  • Registered Places: 3
  • DfE Education: Yes
  • Assessment/Therapy: Yes
  • Step Down Placements: Yes
  • Staff Ratio: 2:3

Cornwall Lodge - A 'Good' Children's Home


The registered manager and staff have worked tirelessly through a challenging period to provide continuity of support and stability for one child. As a result, the child has made progress in key areas such as education, risk reduction and positive behaviour.
Since the last full inspection there are new staff working in the home, including a new senior support worker. Staff attend regular team meetings and daily staff handovers. Staff have completed all mandatory training and are being supported by the registered manager to complete specific online training to help them meet the individual needs of the child. This means well informed staff are offering consistent and familiar care.
Staff supported one child to sit entry level exams in primary school. They provided them with activity sheets, fidget toys and regular breaks outside of test conditions to help them remain focused. The child’s participation in the exams is a significant step for them. There has been a planned reduction in how staff support the child in school, and staff feel this is improving their overall relationship with the child.
Staff ensure that the child attends regular and routine health appointments. The registered manager has a good understanding of the child s individual health needs and is working effectively with placing authorities to ensure that health services are timely. For example, the registered manager has worked with education professionals to fund a privatised clinical assessment. This assessment will inform and support an education, health and care plan application for the child. This streamlined approach means the child receive s informed care and all professionals know how best to care for their individual needs.
Staff use a variety of ways to sustain and promote family time, such as frequent telephone calls and supporting the child to see their loved ones in accordance with their relevant plans. Staff work collaboratively with allocated social workers to sensitively help reunify the child with their siblings safely and in a planned way. This approach helps the child to preserve a sense of belonging.

Ofsted Inspection - September 2023 - Full report available by request

Residential Care

Cornwall Lodge provides a nurturing ‘real home' environment for children that have emotional behavioural and mild learning difficulties. 


We pride ourselves on providing a safe, sheltered and nurturing environment in which children can explore past trauma and emotions they may not have previously felt able to do through the help of a dedicated and supportive staff team.


The home provides care for children and young people who have emotional and behavioural issues, histories of placing themselves at risk of CSE and risk taking behaviour.  Our aim is to break the cycle for these children through boundaries, nurture and high level of consistent child focussed care.


We consider ourselves to be a ‘family’ and each staff member plays a part in the family acting in the capacity of ‘professional parents’.  The rules and expectations are like that of a traditional home. The Manager expects the staff team to provide the children with a consistent, caring and child centred approach to ensure the best interests of the child are met. Each child, through the care we provide, can learn how to build self-esteem, develop relationships, inside and outside of the home, and realise their worth. The cornerstone of Cornwall Lodge is to celebrate the children’s achievements no matter how small, we set achievable, measurable and realistic goals so the child can see their progression.


We cater to individual needs and embrace each child’s individuality through their choice of activities, hobbies, likes and dislikes.  We provide each child the tools and skills to enable a smooth transition through each stage of their life in a realistic and practical way, through pathway planning, reward schemes and success reminders.  Thus helping the children to reach their maximum potential.


For more detailed information, please download the Statement of Purpose from the link below.


The home is directly affiliated to both our DfE registered, specialist SEMH 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

Cornwall Lodge | Statement of Purpose
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