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Edgecote House Statement of Purpose
Edgecote House is an operated by Homes2Inspire Limited
Telephone: 01283 532167
Registration Number: 1256135
Provide care and accommodation for up to 5 children & young people
We are registered to provide accommodation for children and young people with Social,
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD)
1. Quality and purpose of care at Edgecote House
a. A description of Edgecote House
b. The surrounding area
c. Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity
d. Who to contact if you have a complaint
2. Views and feelings
a. How we consult children about the quality of care they receive at Edgecote House
b. How we approach anti-discriminatory practice and childrens rights
4. Enjoyment and achievement
6. Positive relationships
7. Protection of children
a. How to access child protection policy and behavioural policy for Edgecote House
b. Our approach to behavioural support at Edgecote House
8. The fire precautions and associated emergency procedures for Edgecote House
9. Quality assurance and inspection
10. Leadership and management
11. Care planning and admissions
1. Quality and Purpose of Care at Edgecote House
At Edgecote House we do not believe that any one model or tool holds the answer to supporting
children and young people reaching their potential. We have found through years of experience
that a humanistic approach through child centered practice works in a way to empower our young
people to be in control of their lives. Much of the focus of our work lies within task focused
approaches to behavioral management, setting small achievable targets identified by the young
person leading towards a bigger objective. All children and young people in our care are involved
in planning and decision making based on what is important from their own perspective.
We focus on the core values of being non-judgmental, providing care and empathy, accepting
each child as a unique individual. We recognise that in order to offer an outstanding service, the
needs of the individual must lie at the heart of everything we do.
This approach encourages young people to flourish and grow in confidence as they begin to
recognise their own potential and self-worth. Many of our children have complex needs and have
experienced trauma and loss and enter our homes at a time of crisis. Our staff work hard to build
positive curative relationships with young people supporting them to manage their behavioral
complications. Our staff teams pride themselves in their level of commitment and consistency
with all children and young people and apply the principles of good enough parenting
throughout their practice. Our staff teams strive to offer a safe family environment that
promotes healing as well as growth.
Our child centered approach ensures that our young people feel valued and listened to. We
remain steadfast in that whilst we may not accept certain behaviours our acceptance of the young
person is unconditional. We offer a bespoke service specifically tailored to meet the childs needs,
we recognise that this has to be a dual process so our staff and young people work together to
identify their specific requirements.
Statement of Care:
Edgecote House is where Every Child Matters and quality is key. We work in collaboration
with our young people, parents and professionals to ensure that all our young people thrive,
make progress and enjoy their experience.
Care and Pathway Planning All children and young people accommodated within homes2inspire will be encouraged and supported to achieve positive outcomes and progress. All children and young people will have a comprehensive Pathway Plan, where applicable, that ensures their safety and wellbeing and fulfils their future aspirations. This is supported through a detailed Care Plan which involves all significant stakeholders working collaboratively to deliver these outcomes in an appropriate and measurable way. Following the Government's 'Keep on Caring' white paper and Sir Martin Narey's independently commissioned report ,'Residential Care in England'(2016), homes2inspire welcome the recommendations around supporting young people in residential care approaching independence and beyond. We will commit, where appropriate, to support young people during this transitional period to prevent the cliff edge conclusion to their time in residential care. We will consider bespoke packages in conjunction with Local Authorities, internal and external stakeholders and the young person, to enhance their transition into independence and deliver a proactive and positive experience of leaving care.
a. A description of Edgecote House
The main purpose of placing children and young people with the staff team at Edgecote House is
to integrate them into the community and, without prejudice or stigma, address the behaviours
and attitudes that have made life difficult for them in the past.
We are registered as a provider of care for children and young people who are experiencing
emotional and behavioural difficulties. The staff are committed to raising awareness and self-
esteem of the children and young people in our care. Our aim is to respond positively to suitable
behaviours and develop appropriate strategies to challenge inappropriate behaviour. There are a
number of external agencies that are used to aid this process when necessary.
Working in partnership with each child, their families and other professionals, we endeavor to
enhance each childs levels of self-esteem by creating and maximising safe opportunities in which
to learn, develop and realise appropriate degrees of self-determination. This partnership work is
focussed around placement plans which will inform future stability. Where it is possible we aim to
achieve family reunification, but when that is not an option we work towards other preferred
Edgecote House Provision details
Edgecote House is a six bedroom detached property situated on a side road
location on the outskirts of Burton on Trent town centre.
The home has three storeys, consisting of a newly decorated lounge and
dining room, fitted kitchen; education room along with a Chill out room
located on the second floor.
It offers five young peoples bedrooms, which can be tailored to the young
persons personal taste, and a room providing staff sleeps in facilities. Each
bedroom has its own en-suite facilities. The staff sleep room also has its own bathroom facilities. They
is also one main communal bathroom located on the second storey of the property, with a communal
WC on storey two and a downstairs WC for visitors and staff.
There is a small garden located at the front and a larger one to the rear of the
property, which offers, garden furniture and various pots, shrubs and plants are
located in this area.
Cooking and washing facilities are accessible to all the children
and young people resident in the home and they are actively
encouraged to prepare food and when appropriate wash their own
clothes. Each young person has a single bedroom to which they
and the staff on shift both hold a key. After a period of time and
based on the length of their placement, children and young people
are given the opportunity to choose personal colour schemes for
their bedrooms. Furniture is regularly checked and maintained in
Edgecote House has a small, friendly and welcoming staff team who enjoy arranging and participating in
outings and family visits. We have a house car but as a team we try and encourage the use of public
transport as much as possible in order to encourage and promote independence and confidence in
getting to know the local area, with staff supervision if necessary.
b. The surrounding area
The home is located in a community that offers good local amenities, including a doctors surgery,
chemist, and a number of churches, library, superstore, newsagents, post office and a local bus service.
The area in which the house is situated is close to several schools in the local area including a high
school. It is accessible and provides learning support, where necessary, and operates effective anti-
bullying policies. Good working relationships will be further developed and the schools will be supportive
to the children and young people living at Edgecote House.
c. Equality diversity and Inclusivity
Ethnic identity must be recognized by all carers within Homes2inspire, we must meet the needs of
children from all groups in the community and must show understanding, awareness and
sensitivity towards all children and young people. We must also recognize the sense of self identity
and pride that ones culture, race and religion can provide. As carers, we must be open to
acknowledging that a child from an ethnic minority group is likely to be in the minority in both the
home environment and in other community settings.
The care team should have a clear understan