Hillcrest Hayling Island is an Outstanding Ofsted registered children's home with its own on site school, offering 52-week care and education placements to boys and girls aged 8 - 14 yrs. It is located on Hayling Island, Hampshire and is within easy walking distance of a beautiful beach.
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"The emphasis placed on identifying and supporting young people's holistic needs is outstanding. The opportunities for exploring young people's emotional and psychological health are central to care planning processes." Latest Ofsted Report
Philosophy of care
Hillcrest Hayling Island offers children aged 8-14yrs, the opportunity to experience positive group living in order that they may develop empathy and a sense of belonging. The home enables children to address friendship and negotiation issues within a safe and supportive context.
Children with a wide range of Emotional and Behavioural needs, who have had little or interrupted education, who display aggressive behaviour or are persistent absconders tend to be particularly suited to Hillcrest Hayling Island.
Hillcrest Hayling Island is a full member of Charterhouse Therapeutic Communities. The home offers its own unique therapeutic approach to childcare called ‘Path’ (Parenting, Attachment & Therapeutic Healing). This approach is based on a proven theoretical means of approach which that enables young people to find their way to recovery.
The home operates within a Psychodynamic framework that helps and enables young people to both make, and maintain, meaningful psychological and emotional attachments built on mutual trust, respect and safety.
Hillcrest Hayling Island offers an emotionally comfortable safe and warm therapeutic environment, in which young people can express and explore past trauma and unresolved issues in a safe way. The staff team are skilled in therapeutic communication and management. They are trained to see and interpret all behaviour as an attempt at communication.
The home helps young people to remove problematic defence mechanisms that restrict their ability to communicate, and to trust and be nurtured. This allows young people to feel safe, and allows their primary care givers to nurture them. This, in turn, impacts on their overall growth and development.
To supplement, and support PATH, the home also provides Art Therapy, Play Therapy and Counselling.
Education is provided at our Hillcrest Hayling Island School, registered with the DfE, inspected by Ofsted and catering for children aged 8-16yrs from our own homes in the area. Education is provided in a structured and caring environment and planned to meet both academic and pastoral needs of the children. In addition the home has very good working relationships with mainstream schools.
Hillcrest Hayling Island offers plenty of outdoor activities at the nearby beach and surrounding countryside, which are aimed at rebuilding low self esteem and enhancing positive self image. The home offers a range of outdoor pursuits and the staff team includes qualified coaches in football, swimming, judo and sailing and also offers rock climbing, camping, horse riding and canoeing.
Wherever possible admissions should be planned and involve all family and professionals, to ensure each placement has the best possible start. Emergency referrals can, however, also be considered subject to specific circumstances.
Hillcrest Hayling Island is an Outstanding Ofsted registered children's home with its own on site school, offering 52-week care and education placements for boys and girls aged 8-14 yrs. It is located within easy walking distance of a beautiful beach. To make a referral please call: 08458 727477 Email: email@example.com