"Children who live here make good social and academic progress... Staff build warm, caring and positive relationships with children. All children spoke about someone who they would approach if they had a concern... Children’s views are respected and acted on. Minutes of children’s meetings clearly show how children’s views are responded to... The activities that are available support children to improve their health and develop positive relationships with each other... The staff think proactively about opportunities that will assist with children’s individual developmental needs... Children are thoughtfully prepared for adulthood. Independence skills are part of every child’s goals and reflect their age and developmental needs well. The staff regularly talk to children about what they already do to look after themselves and what they skills they need to develop. Life skills courses are used to support children’s development before these are formerly required"
Ofsted Inspection - March 2019 - Full report available by request
Hillview provides a stable, nurturing and safe home to children/adolescents with emotional and behavioural difficulties. This includes young people that suffer mild to moderate learning difficulties and complex emotional needs. The home benefits from a robust, consistent and dedicated staff team that oversee the holistic care of the young people residing in the home.
Hillview aims to provide the young people with a caring a, nurturing environment that overall holds the ethos of a professional family. The expectations and rules in the home replicate much of those experienced in a family environment.
The home works hard alongside other professionals to support and understand the children’s behaviour. With this being the focus that enables the staff to think about the children’s behaviour and make good, appropriate informed choices in supporting their physical and emotional development.
The management and staff team focus on the building of relationships, using this first and foremost to build a foundation of mutual trust and respect. Hillview is sited in a remote location with vast grounds and space, this enables the staff to engage the young people in the activities. The home and grounds offer spaces such as a football pitch, pool room, gym and table tennis room.
We aim to provide the young people with a positive experience whilst growing up at Hillview, we work to build their self-esteem and self-worth and try to rehabilitate the integrity and trust of those who take on the role of primary carers.
Hillview pride themselves on the individual thought and care that goes into each case management. The achievements are individual and diverse as with each young person and as each young person starts their placement, progress and development is monitored as we strive to meet individual care plans, these include rehabilitation to birth families, foster families or independent living.
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.
Children and young people residing in our care have access to a range of assessment and therapy services including:
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.
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.