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


"Staff take a keen interest in all aspects of the children’s overall well-being and progress. Children enjoy the care and attention of the staff, who openly display warmth and affection towards them. As a result, the children develop a positive sense of their identity…


Caring staff provide a nurturing environment in which children can learn, grow and play. The structure and routines in the home provide the children with a feeling of safety…


Staff have clear expectations and set appropriate boundaries that are warm and supportive. This assists the children to understand acceptable boundaries…


Staff help the children to develop resilience and insight into what has happened to them in their lives….


Children receive consistent messages and praise in support of their academic and social development. Communication between the home and school is frequent and comprehensive. This provides the children with a consistent experience of care between the home and school…


Staff place strong emphasis on kindness, tolerance and respect. They model this behaviour with each other, and with the children. Emphasis is placed on restorative measures and helping children to de-escalate tensions. Rewards and positive reinforcement are routinely used to promote positive behaviour. Consequently, children are better equipped to understand and manage their emotions…"


Ofsted Inspection - March 2020 - 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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