We're pleased to share the latest Ofsted report for our children's home in Hertfordshire, Woodland View.
You can read the full report, published in September, on our Woodland View page. We were awarded an overall rating of 'Good', with some lovely comments and feedback from the Inspectors.
About Woodland View
Woodland View provides 24/7 support and care for children and young people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. The home can support up to five young people with a range of additional needs and learning disabilities. Due to their complex needs, each child or young person has an individual, tailored care plan. These highlight key areas of support for each child, focusing on the sensory, auditory, emotional and physical needs of each of the young people.
The Ofsted report
Here are just a few excerpts from the report:
Children were observed to be happy, playful and relaxed with the staff. Staff have meaningful relationships with children, and they show children genuine care and interest. Children feel secure, valued and loved.
One child said, ‘Staff take me to the library often, because it is my favourite activity.’ Parents are welcomed to participate in activities in and out of the home. Children thoroughly enjoy these fun and enriching experiences ... with family.
Staff have a good understanding of safeguarding. They understand the additional vulnerability of disabled children. They are aware of signs that could indicate safeguarding concerns.
The manager is knowledgeable and experienced. He is ... an excellent role model to staff. The staff are motivated to deliver good-quality care for children. Staff receive good, regular supervision and good-quality training. This includes training with an in-house Positive Behaviour Support lead. Staff said that the training and supervision help them to understand and meet children’s needs.
Thanks to everyone who works so well to make Woodland View a happy home for children.