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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 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.

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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

Job Opportunity at Adel Beck – Programmes and Development Officer

Adel Beck Secure Children’s Home are looking for a qualified, experienced and dedicated practitioner who has proven positive experiences in working with difficult to reach young people. The Programmes and Development Officer will deliver high quality interventions to young people and ensure that these young people receive the highest standard of service.

Please download the linked file for more details on this role and also the application process.
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Employment Opportunities at Vinney Green

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

Residential Care Officer

Night Time Care Assistant

Secure Children’s Home Academic Progress Significantly Exceeds National Expected Progress!

Each year the education departments from every secure children’s home monitor and analyse academic progress using QCA points. In the academic year 2015 – 2016:
➢ On average students who have a length of stay of 2 – 25 weeks make over 3 times the national expected progress in English and mathematics
➢ On average students who have a length of stay of 26 – 52 weeks make 3 times the national expected progress in English and 2.4 times national expected progress in mathematics
➢ On average students who have a length of stay of 52 weeks plus make 2.5 times the national expected progress in English and 2.3 times national expected progress in mathematics

How do Secure Children’s Homes achieve these outcomes?
Secure Children’s Homes education departments have:
➢ Very small classes with a teacher and often a teaching assistant
➢ Highly experienced and qualified teachers
➢ Individual learning programmes
➢ A multi disciplinary approach
➢ A firm emphasis on encouraging students to re-engage with education
➢ Consideration to both curriculum entitlement and curriculum enrichment
➢ Opportunities for accreditation where appropriate
➢ Meaningful and appropriate learning and curriculums

More details on these amazing outcomes can be found by downloading the file below.
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