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  • 1 Westland Drive Statement of Purpose Warrington Borough Council

    Statement of Purpose Westland Drive March 2012

    “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening

    ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential

    to turn a life around.”

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    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE The Bungalow Westland Drive Padgate Warrington WA2 0GG RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL: Paul Connolly

    Service Manager Families and Wellbeing

    CONTACT ADDRESS: Children and Young People’s

    Services Directorate New Town House Buttermarket Street Warrington WA1 2NJ 01925 443900 REGISTERED MANAGER: Clare Elizabeth Pickering

    September 2013 Revised November 2013 Revised January 2014 Revised March 2014 August 2014 Revised February 2015 Revised April 2015 May 2015 Persons to whom this statement is to be made available are:

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    a) The person in charge of the children’s home b) The people who are employed to work in the home c) The children and young people who live in the home d) The parent (s) or person (s) with parental responsibility for the child or young person. e) The social worker that holds case responsibility for a child or young person who is planning to live at the home f) Ofsted g) Regulation 45 Visitor

    The Care Standards Act 2000

    The Care Standards Act 2000 requires the Provider of any Children’s Home to meet National Minimum Standards. A copy of the Care Standards Act can be made available to parents, carers, children and young people as a guide to what services and level of care they can expect to be provided with.

    The Statement of Purpose makes reference to the Care Standards Act; this is highlighted on the Contents Page.

    Ofsted

    Ofsted are responsible for ensuring that the Home operates within the Care Standards Act 2000 and that the home meets the Requirements of the Quality Care Standards 2015 The inspectors have the responsibility to inspect Westland Drive twice a year and report their findings in line with evidence from visual observation; written documentation; discussion with young people, staff and management; and feedback from parents and other professionals. They operate as a registration and regulatory body, with the responsibility to ensure the standard of care within all the homes where young people reside, is safe and providing the service to the young people that give them every opportunity in line with their own abilities as they develop into adult life. Ofsted can also support complaints or comments. The regional office can be contacted at:

    Ofsted Children’s Rights Officer

    Piccadilly Gate Aviation House Store Street 125 Kingsway Manchester London M1 2WD

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    Tel: 0300 123 1231

    The Responsible Individual is: Paul Connolly

    The Registered Manager is: Clare Elizabeth Pickering The Bungalow Westland Drive Padgate Warrington WA2 0GG Telephone: 01925 817713 Qualifications BA Hons Sociology and Social Policy Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work NVQ 3 and 4 in Caring for Children and Young People NVQ 5 in Residential Management

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    Contents: Page

    Quality and Purpose of Care 1. Statement of the range of needs of the children for whom the home in

    intended to care for. 2. Ethos. 3. A description of the accommodation offered by the children’s home, including—

    (a) how accommodation has been adapted to the needs of children cared for by the children’s home;

    (b) the age range, number and sex of children for whom it is intended that accommodation is to be provided;

    (c) the type of accommodation, including sleeping accommodation.

    4. Description of the location of the home.

    5. The arrangements for enabling children to enjoy and achieve, including how the children’s home promotes their participation in cultural, recreational and sporting activities.

    6. Details of who to contact if a person has a complaint about the home and how the person can access the home’s complaints policy.

    7. Details of how a person, body or organization involved in the care or protection of a child can or behaviour management policy.

    Views, wishes and feelings

    8. A description of the home’s policy and approach to consulting children about the quality of their care.

    9. A description of the home’s policy and approach in relation to-

    (a) anti-discriminatory practice in respect of children and their families and

    (b) children’s rights

    Education

    10. Details of provision to support children with special educational needs.

    11. Where the children’s home is registered as a school, details of the curriculum provided by the children’s home and the management and structure of the

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    arrangements for education.

    12. Where the children’s home is not registered as a school, the arrangements for children to attend local schools and the provision made by the children’s home to promote the educational achievement.

    Enjoyment and Achievement

    13. The arrangements for enabling children to take part in and befit from a variety of activities that meet their needs and develop and reflect their creative, intellectual, physical and social interests and skills.

    Health 14. Details of any health care or therapy provided, including—

    (a) details of the qualifications and clinical supervision of the staff involved;

    (b) information about—how the children’s home measures the effectiveness of its approach; the evidence referred to by the children’s home to demonstrate the effectiveness of this.

    Positive Relationships 15. The arrangements for promoting contact between children and their families

    Protection of Children Details of the children’s home’s policies for safeguarding children, preventing bullying and the missing child policy.

    Behaviour Management 16. A description of the children’s home’s monitoring and surveillance of children

    17. Details of the children’s home’s approach to behavioural support, including information about—

    (a) the children’s home’s approach to the use of restraint with respect to children accommodated there;

    (b) how persons working in the children’s home are trained in the use of restraint and how their competence is assessed.

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    Leadership and Management 18. The name and work address of-

    (a) the registered provider

    (b) the responsible individual

    (c) the registered manager

    19. Details of the experience and qualifications of staff working at the children’s home, including any staff commissioned to provide education and health care.

    20. Details of the management and staffing structure of the home, including arrangements for the professional supervision of staff.

    21. If the staff are all of one sex, or mainly of one sex, a description of how the home promotes appropriate role models of both sexes.

    Care Planning 22. Any criteria used for the admission of children to the home, including any policies and procedures for emergency placements.

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    Quality and Purpose of Care

    A statement of the range of needs of the children for whom it is intended that the children’s home is to provide care.

    Westland Drive Short Break Home provides short-term residential breaks, day care and outreach support to disabled children and young people aged 3 to 18. The home can provide residential breaks for up to three children or young people, of both genders, at any one time. The objective of the home is to provide an environment that is enjoyable, stimulating and assists children and young people to achieve their potential within the community. Great emphasis is placed on providing social and leisure experiences for children and young people that enables them to