We work with the placing authority in an accommodating fashion to make sure that wherever possible, all children that stay with us are enrolled in mainstream local schools. This provides them further opportunity to socialise with age appropriate peers and forms part of our commitment to ensure that our young people’s experience of growing up is no more dissimilar than necessary to those of their school friends in a traditional family setting.
Where this is not possible, professional educational tutorship is sought and conducted at the home. This is provided with a view to transition the child on to mainstream school at the earliest opportunity, once they are able to engage.
Another way in which children are made to feel as though they have a true sense of home while staying with us from the very beginning of their accommodation is our insistence on personalised décor.