Following the recent Ofsted inspection Clayton Croft Children's Home has retained its Outstanding status. Outstanding in all areas the report comments that the young people who live in the home "make significant progress over time due to the consistent and nurturing care provided by the child-focused staff team." During the inspection a relative told the inspector that ‘My grandson is doing so well. His behaviour has improved a lot. He has learned to use the toilet. This makes such a difference to his life and ours.’ This may not sound a big achievement but for all involved it is. The inspector noted that the liaison and co-ordination with the school's on site health team ensures that the young people benefit enormously in terms of support for their autism, speech and language, and their emotional well-being.
Again the staff training was praised stating "A thorough induction, shadow shifts, mentoring and very good training opportunities equip the care staff team with the skills to care for young people who have an autistic spectrum disorder."
The home has an "Excellent partnership working with local authorities, social workers, independent reviewing officers, schools and health professionals assists the staff so that they provide the young people with outstanding care. Professionals reported that communication with them is ‘first-rate’."
The full report can be accessed here.