|Location||Age on Admission||Vacancies|
|Our School||6-16 yrs||0|
The Lioncare Group currently has residential placement vacancies and is happy to consider and accept appropriate referrals for our homes, and offer placements following a thorough matching process. If you wish to contact us regarding referrals we have a dedicated e-mail address for this: email@example.comAlternatively, you can contact us on 01273 720424 if you wish to discuss in more detail a specific referral.
Recruiting for December 2023
If you interested in working with us, please download, complete, and return to firstname.lastname@example.org the application form, which you must download (Note: you cannot complete this form online. Download the form to your devise, complete the form, then send it to us via email) as an editable PDF form by clicking on the link below:
Please Note: in line with our safer recruitment practice and policy, there are no circumstances where a CV is an appropriate method of application for employment with The Lioncare Group, and only a fully completed application form will be accepted.
References will always be followed up and any offer of employment is always subject to pre-employment
checks being undertaken; these include confirmation of a satisfactory enhanced DBS and a thorough check for any prohibitions, sanctions and restrictions that might prevent the candidate from taking part in certain activities or working in specific positions.
Springfields Therapeutic Children's Home is Outstanding....Again!
Following a full and thorough inspection by Ofsted on 20th-21st March 2023, and the publication of the inspection report, we are extremely pleased to congratulate the adults and children of Springfields Therapeutic Children's Home on achieving the Ofsted judgement of Outstanding for the second time in succession.
"The children’s home provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good. The actions of the children’s home contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people who need help, protection and care."
"Children thrive in this home. The highly motivated managers and staff know the children extremely well. Staff engage with children in a way which promotes compassion and trust. This gives children a positive sense of belonging and promotes a calm and family feel in the home. As a result, children flourish."
"Excellent safeguarding practice is a continuous thread throughout this home."
"A strength of this home is the committed, empathetic and determined registered manager. She is supported by an equally dedicated deputy manager, who strives to inspire children to reach the goals that are important to them."
"Working therapeutically with children is deeply embedded in practice. Staff and managers speak positively about the day-to-day support they receive from leaders."
Hillfields Therapeutic Children's Home is Good in All Areas...Again!
Following a full and thorough inspection by Ofsted on 20th-21st March 2023 (the same day as the inspection at Springfields), and the publication of the inspection report, we are again extremely pleased to congratulate the adults and children of Hillfields Therapeutic Children's Home on achieving the Ofsted judgement of Good In All Areas for the second time in succession.
"Staff listen to children and support them to influence the way they are cared for."
"Staff have a good understanding of children’s individual vulnerabilities. They have effective strategies in place to help keep children safe and these are clearly set out in individual safeguarding risk profiles."
"Staff prepare children well for the future, including supporting them to develop their independence skills."
"The registered manager is passionate in ensuring that children feel respected and valued."
"The registered manager and staff work in partnership with parents and other professionals and feedback is very positive. This demonstrates a culture of openness, which keeps children’s needs at the heart of decision-making."
Westfields Children's Home is Good in All Areas...Again!
Following a full and thorough inspection by Ofsted on 16th-17th May 2023, and the publication of the inspection report, we are again extremely pleased to congratulate the adults and children of Westfields Children's Home on achieving the Ofsted judgement of Good In All Areas for the fifth time in succession.
"The children’s home provides effective services that meet the requirements for good."
"Children are cared for by a skilled group of adults who know them well. Children are treated with kindness and respect. They make good progress because they feel safe and develop positive relationships with each other and adults."
"Meaningful joint working between adults in the home and children’s schools provides children with consistency and stability. A head of year told the inspector, ‘Communication is fantastic."
"The home is run as a therapeutic community, and this supports children to make good progress in relation to their emotional well-being."
"The manager is experienced and is working towards the necessary qualification as required by The Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015. He is well supported by the deputy manager. They, and adults working in the home, have high expectations for what children can achieve and are proud of the progress that children are making."
"Managers make good use of the independent person’s reports and an external adviser’s quality assurance reports to inform service developments."
Rainbow Flag Award:
The Lioncare Group, led by The Lioncare School, is proud to have achieved The Rainbow Flag Award.
The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for all schools and colleges, focusing on LGBT+, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), inclusion and visibility. The Rainbow Flag Award encourages a whole organisation approach to LGBTQ+ inclusion, as well as developing strategies to combat LGBTphobic bullying.
You can find out more about The Rainbow Flag Award and associated projects by following these links:
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