Cornwall Lodge

Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (Girls)

  • Registered: 2001
  • Registered Places: 3
  • Age Group: 10-16
  • Gender: Girls
  • DfE Education: Yes
  • Assessment/Therapy: Yes
  • Step Down Placements: Yes
  • Staff Ratio: 2:3

Cornwall Lodge - A 'Good' Children's Home


The manager and staff of the home have provided stable and consistent care to children throughout this inspection period... 

Children enjoy the life of the home. They have strong relationships with staff, who are both supportive and honest with children in helping them to learn to live together and prepare for the next phase in their lives. Children’s views are listened to and taken on board... Managers and staff ensure that they know about, and maintain good communication with, the families of the children in the home. They will facilitate contact for children and are sensitive to any possibility of fraught contact. This leads to bespoke support, including taking steps to prepare children for these meetings...
Children benefit from a pleasing physical environment. The house is roomy, well furnished and situated on an attractive road."

Ofsted Inspection - September 2018 - 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 girls 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 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

Cornwall Lodge | Statement of Purpose
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