In response to requests from RIs and RMs we have set up a regular meeting to focus on leading children’s homes for young people with additional needs and disabilities.
Whether you’re running short breaks or providing a permanent home for young people with disabilities, and with recent publications it has been a challenging and at times scary year. We’ve been providing managers with lots of advice and support and agreed there needs to be a space where managers can receive focused information, CPD that relates to their young people and most importantly, have the opportunity to regularly talk to other managers in the same position.
The sessions are facilitated by Christine Freestone and Eithne Staunton. Christine is an experienced RI, headteacher of a school for children with high level needs, inspector (twice! once as a lead inspector) with an original background in paediatric nursing. Her underpinning skills and knowledge really empower the group to respond to the issues that matter to these young people and seek to continually improve your services. Eithne has worked in the residential world since 1989 and has become a qualified social worker, with experience of Reg 44 work and a Registered Manager with Ofsted for close on two decades. The short break service that Eithne managed, received Outstanding judgement for thirteen consecutive years from ten different Ofsted Inspectors! Eithne has now branched out into the training and consultancy arena to share her knowledge, passion, and the absolute joy she finds it to be working with in the residential sector.
These meetings will take place for 3 hours, 3 times per year and will generally be online.
Next Meeting Dates :
18th March 2024 1-4pm
2nd July 2024 1-4pm
Participants pay £99 + VAT per annum to attend up to three forums a year. See below for details.