Kingsley House

Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (Girls)

  • Registered: 2005
  • Registered Places: 6
  • Age Group: Up to 8-16
  • Gender: Girls
  • DfE Education: Yes
  • Assessment/Therapy: Yes
  • Step Down Placements: Yes
  • Staff Ratio: 4:6

Kingsley House - A 'Good' Children's Home


      "Children benefit from a stable and consistent staff team. Children have formed strong relationships of trust and affection with staff. Staff demonstrate a deep knowledge and understanding of the individual support needs of children. This has enabled children to make good progress in many areas of their lives.


Staff produce highly individualised care plans. These contain personal goals that are
relevant and achievable. Staff link these goals directly to defined indicators enabling staff
to evidence how they are supporting children to meet their targets. Staff have regular meaningful conversations with children and maintain excellent records of these.
Children are making good progress in education. Staff share goals with the school and capture evidence of how they support children to meet their educational targets. Children who have previously refused education are maintaining good attendance. One child who could not read when they arrived at the home is now making good progress with their literacy.
Staff do some creative and subtle work with children around positive relationships. This
has really helped children to develop their empathy and sense of community. When one child was struggling with peer relationships, staff encouraged them to run their own community resolution meeting. This helped to rebuild their relationships with others and had a lasting impact.
Children are encouraged to take part in community activities. One child joined the
local gymnastics club. They now go six times a week and take part in competitions.
The child is also proud that they are leading groups of smaller children at the club.
The trust and responsibility they have been given have a positive impact on their self esteem.
Children at the home benefit from individual therapeutic support. This has helped them to deal with previous traumatic childhood experiences. Children have also been able to develop strategies to improve their emotional resilience and stability. The home has also made use of external services to support children with complex support needs ..."


Ofsted Inspection - March 2022 - Full report available by request

Residential Care

Kingsley House cares for girls who have experienced many difficulties in early life. These could include multiple placement breakdowns such as foster placements, children’s homes and for those who for various reasons have had to leave the family home. The staff team will provide the girls with the consistency and structure required to ensure they develop healthy and positive relationships. They will learn to build appropriate relationships with peers and sustain them by experiencing a warm and welcoming environment.
The home is located in central Deal and is close to amenities such as shops, train station and parks. The environment will allow the young people placed there to experience a charming small-town lifestyle but make use of the many clubs and activities situated around the local area.
The staff are trained to deliver individualised care to a very high standard based on identified presenting needs. They will ensure that the young people are introduced to positive and trusting relationship building, coupled with positive role modelling at all times. On going training and development ensure that the staff team working in the home are appropriately equipped and educated with both practise and legislation.


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

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