Running a children’s home requires strong, safe, empowering leaders and managers who create an ambitious vision for the young people in their care and deliver real change. Working in a context of young people who have often experienced real trauma, the registered manager provides emotional containment for the whole team, keeps the work focused on the young person’s needs and must demonstrate the progress they are making towards good outcomes for the young person, the organisation, placing agencies and the regulator.
This 9-day course, developed by senior social care leaders, equips managers with skills and self-reflection to prepare for or take them beyond the Level 5 Diploma and deliver outstanding leadership and management of homes in line with the Quality Standards and Children’s Homes Regulations.
When we began, I never imagined the programme would capture people’s imagination so much. I’ve had fantastic feedback all the way through and it leaves me optimistic for our future with great leadership across the organisation
Ruby Parry began her career in residential care and brings 40 years’ experience in social work and in child protection including 20 years in management up to Director of Communities (Children and Adult Services) level. Ruby led the design and delivery of safeguarding training for Ofsted from 2012 to 2014 and subsequently became Belbin Accredited, using this evidence-based model to inform her coaching work with senior leaders and managers. Ruby will provide individual coaching for participants.
Christine Freestone has been a nurse and nurse lecturer, head teacher, director of an independent fostering agency and an Ofsted inspector for schools and colleges and lead inspector for CSCI. Christine enables managers to explore their experience, compare these to the requirements of the regulatory and inspection framework and help reach decisions that further improve their service.
Just the best course I have ever been on
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