Cornwall Lodge

Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (Girls)

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

Cornwall Lodge - An 'Outstanding' Children's Home


"The children flourish and thrive in this home. Children describe a caring environment where they can explore their emotions openly. Children say that staff listen to them. As a result, the children and staff have secure, supportive, and respectful relationships.
Children make excellent progress because the dedicated and
skilled staff provid stability in a nurturing and homely environment. Children have personalise d their bedrooms and have had the opportunity to choose colours and themes throughout the home during a redecoration. Therefore, children have a sense of belonging and enjoy living in the home.
The excellent care and progress of children is support ed by the model of care and
the ethos of the home. Professionals have praised the children s achievements. Children engage with those that support them. For example, children share their views in meetings about their care planning and education. One child has been supported to complete training for children in relation to attending professional meetings. This means that the children contribute positively to decision making and plans about their future.
Staff promote consistent boundaries, expectations, and responses which benefit the
children. Research based practice and problem solving, rather than sanction based care, encourages children to make positive choices. The time staff spend with children is reflective and insightful, offering them guidance on how they can do better or different. As a result, children have made significant progress in developing effective strategies to manage their emotions and subsequently enjoy more time with family and peers because of the confident choices they are making.
Children have succeeded in education because staff have high aspirations for them. Staff provide realistic and insightful support. Effective and regular contact with schools and colleges ensures that children have consistent responses. The views of childre n are heard and acted upon . Bespoke learning is facilitated by creative staff that ensure all children continue to access learning and gain knowledge and skills for moving onto the next chapter of their lives."

Ofsted Inspection - March 2022 - 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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