Hillcrest Steps is an Outstanding Ofsted registered children's home offering 52-week care and education for boys and girls aged 6 -13 yrs. It is located 1 mile from the town of Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds. The home is set in extensive grounds and even has its own collection of farm animals.
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"The home is managed and organised in a manner that delivers and maintains high standards of care so that the children can progress and achieve while at the home. The children and young people enjoy good relationships with the staff which are based on honesty and respect." Latest Ofsted Report
Hillcrest Steps is a proud member of the prestigious Charterhouse Group of Therapeutic Communities which promotes and develops specialist therapeutic work for children. For further information download the Charterhouse in Action booklet.
Philosophy of care
Hillcrest Steps offers young children the chance to work and play in groups and teams, appropriately supervised by adults, thus allowing them to understand the importance of boundaries, structure and negotiation.
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 Steps.
The work at Steps is overseen by the Home Manager and management team who have a wealth of experience in the rehabilitation of troubled and troublesome young people.
The practice is also supported by Consultant Psychologist and Psychotherapists. Therapeutic provision can include Counselling, Play Therapy and Equine Therapy, which reinforces the Hillcrest philosophy of providing a more therapeutic approach to child care.
Education is provided at nearby Park School, registered with Ofsted and catering for children aged 7-16yrs from Hillcrest's 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.
The education provision is continuously developing and is flexible to the needs of the individuals as well as the demands of the National Curriculum.
Our small farm encourages animal care and understanding of the countryside. Children also enjoy a wide range of activities such as swimming, football, rugby, music lessons, camping, horse riding, cubs & brownies, holidays away and day trips to local centres.
Wherever possible admissions should be planned and involve all family and professionals so as to ensure each placement has the best possible start. Emergency referrals can be made in certain circumstances.
Hillcrest Steps is an Outstanding Ofsted registered children's home offering 52-week care and education to boys and girls aged 6 - 13 yrs. It is located on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds. To make a referral please call: 08458 727477 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org