Kingsley House

Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (Girls)

  • Registered: 2005
  • Registered Places: 6
  • DfE Education: Yes
  • Assessment/Therapy: Yes
  • Step Down Placements: Yes
  • Staff Ratio: 4:6

Kingsley House - A 'Good' Children's Home


"Children feel safe and happy. They know how to make a complaint if they have any worries.


Carers and professionals say that children are making progress and are well supported. They say that when incidents or challenges occur, these are well managed and swiftly addressed. They say that children are safe and that staff show compassion and nurture children, especially through challenging times.
All children are in education and have individual plans to help them to achieve academic success.
Children are supported to see their family in line with their care plan. One child’s grandmother commented that staff are very supportive and the effort they put in means that the child can spend quality time with her brothers and sisters.
Staff support children when they are ready to move out. Staff use key-work sessions to help children to discuss their fears and worries. One child was supported to make a list of questions for her new foster carers."


Ofsted Inspection - March 2023 - 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 SEMH 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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