Outstanding! Celebrating a top Ofsted Care rating

The Children's Trust School

Staff, children and families at The Children’s Trust, which helps children and young people with brain injury and neurodisability, were celebrating this week after achieving an 'Outstanding' rating from Ofsted. The charity, which supported 168 children at its centre last year, received ‘Outstanding’ in all three areas inspected by Ofsted under the social care framework on 12 December 2018. This news follows a recent Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission and ISO9001 accreditation that the charity also received last year. Liz’s daughter Emily is a resident at The Children’s Trust and attends The Children’s Trust School said: “This is fantastic. Knowing that Emily is at the best place possible for her education, care and medical needs gives me real peace of mind. The staff are lovely and work tirelessly to help Emily develop and have the best quality of life. They really do have Emily’s best interests at heart.” Ofsted summarises the quality of care in the report: “Children and young people live in a warm, caring environment where they are supported by an exceptional staff team that clearly places children and young people’s needs at the centre of their practice.” The Children’s Trust residential houses provide placements for children attending the specialist school on site, and the brain injury rehabilitation services: “Children and young people make exceptional progress. An example is a young person who was not able to walk can now do so after rehabilitation. Another example is a young person accessing the community from a starting point of social isolation.” Maggie Clancy, Director of Clinical Services at The Children’s Trust, said: “We are delighted to have achieved ‘Outstanding’ in all three areas. This is testament to the passion and hard work of everyone at The Children’s Trust, dedicated to offering every child we support the opportunity to live the best life possible.”