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May 2016 National Secure Welfare Commissioning Unit has launched! More details in the news section.

Welcome to the Secure Children’s Homes website. There are 15 individually managed Secure Children’s Homes throughout England and Wales encompassing a range of services within a secure environment that support the individual needs of the children in its care. They provide placements for boys and girls aged between 10 and 17 and include full residential care, educational facilities and healthcare provision. A very high level of intensive help is offered to each young person, with low children to staff ratios. The secure children’s homes work closely with multi-agency partners to deliver individualised care plans.

This website has been built to support social workers, local authorities, commissioners, partner organisations, young people and their families and guardians. It provides an overview of the homes and their services to demonstrate the exceptional quality of specialist care that each home provides. There are then links to the individual homes where much more specific information can be obtained. The website also provides a guide to the referrals process to facilitate making a placement.

The Secure Accommodation Network (SAN) is the body responsible for the development and promotion of Secure Children’s Home services and as such provides this website. Its membership consists of representatives from all Secure Children’s Homes. Some of the most vulnerable and at risk young people are placed in Secure Children’s Homes and therefore they are subject to in-depth regulation through Ofsted. The Secure Accommodation Network meets regularly to review national policy and work with national agencies to continue to develop best practice and improve outcomes for all.

We hope you find this website useful and informative and encourage you to keep in touch with the Secure Children’s Homes via this website and the Secure Accommodation Network. Please provide feedback, share your experiences and keep up to date with the latest developments in this effective and specialised area of children’s services.

Job Opportunity at Clayfields House, Nottinghamshire – Assistant Unit Leader

Assistant Unit Leader: permanent
Salary between £25,951 and £30,153 plus enhancements.

This is an opportunity to work at an establishment judged to be “Outstanding” by Ofsted. There are currently vacancies available at Clayfields House secure children’s home in Nottinghamshire.

As an experienced Residential Child Care Social Worker wanting to develop leadership and management skills, you will help the care leadership team manage one of the living units. The ability to support staff delivering high quality primary care and individual plans through supervision and effective management of shifts is crucial for this role. You should also be able to manage a variable workload and have a personal commitment to the welfare of young people in crisis and the skills to assist them in planning their future lives.

This role involves working on a shift basis and involves senior sleep-in duties.

See Nottinghamshire County Council’s website for details on how to apply using reference number 5095:
https://nottinghamshire.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/5095-Assistant-Unit-Leader-4-posts/en-GB

Closing date: 4th October 2017

Employment Opportunities at Vinney Green

The Vinney Green Secure Unit in South Gloucestershire has two employment opportunities. Please follow the links below for further details and applications.

Head of Care
(part-time/permanent)
http://jobs.southglos.gov.uk/JobDetails.aspx/7380/Head_of_Care___Vinney_Green_Secure_Unit/?Ssimple=vinney&SSectors=-1&SSalary=-1
Closing date: 17th August 2017

Night Care Assistant
(full-time/permanent)
http://jobs.southglos.gov.uk/JobDetails.aspx/7384/Night_Care_Assistant___Vinney_Green_Secure_Unit/?Ssimple=vinney&SSectors=-1&SSalary=-1
Closing date: 20th August 2017

Job Opportunities at Clayfields House, Nottinghamshire – Assistant Unit Leaders

Assistant Unit Leader: four permanent posts and one temporary post
Salary between £25,440 and £29,558 plus enhancements.

This is an opportunity to work at an establishment judged to be “Outstanding” by Ofsted. There are currently vacancies available at Clayfields House secure children’s home in Nottinghamshire.

As an experienced Residential Child Care Social Worker wanting to develop leadership and management skills, you will help the care leadership team manage one of the living units. The ability to support staff delivering high quality primary care and individual plans through supervision and effective management of shifts is crucial for this role. You should also be able to manage a variable workload and have a personal commitment to the welfare of young people in crisis and the skills to assist them in planning their future lives.

This role involves working on a shift basis and involves senior sleep-in duties.

See Nottinghamshire County Council’s website for details on how to apply using reference number 5095:
https://nottinghamshire.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/5095-Assistant-Unit-Leader-4-posts/en-GB

Closing date: 17th August 2017

Job Opportunity at Adel Beck – Deputy Service Manager

Adel Beck Secure Children’s Home are are seeking a Deputy Service Manager (Secure Accommodation) who will directly line manage our three 8 bedded secure units and lead on restorative practice. The successful candidate will be a proven outstanding leader who can display motivational leadership using restorative approaches.

If you are a current senior leader with a successful track record of sustained improvement, then this position offers an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself in the newest, most technologically advanced secure children’s home in in the UK. The Deputy Service Manager will be expected to ensure the home is fully compliant with the OfSTED framework, Children’s Home Regulations and Quality Standards and have a thorough understanding of current Youth Justice practice and future thinking.

Please download the linked file for more details on this role and also the application process.

Download File

Employment Opportunity at Vinney Green

The Vinney Green Secure Unit in South Gloucestershire is currently looking for a cook. Please follow the link below for further details and applications.

Cook