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The Caldecott Foundation is a leading provider of therapeutic care and education

From bases in Kent and Nottinghamshire we provide homes and education for young people from across the UK through our residential care, foster families and education. All of our services have been rated by Ofsted as either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’.

We operate our own on-site school in Kent – which from September 2018 will provide day boarding provision for students. Young people in all of our children’s homes also have access to a wide range of educational packages from home tutoring, through small group ‘nurturing classrooms’ led by qualified teachers to support into a mainstream School.

All of our services are delivered in line with the ‘Caldecott Relational Model’ which underpins our ethos, values and practice. Our model supports children and young people to feel safe through the development of nurturing, reparative relationships. Through the consistent application of our Relational Model across the entire organisation we are able to offer our young people the experience of a secure base from which they can feel safe enough to positively address issues in their lives.

Our therapeutic care and education services are delivered by highly motivated staff supported by our in house therapy team through regular case management, group supervision and mentalistion. Our Clinical Psychologists provide detailed psychological assessments that feed into bespoke treatment plans designed to meet the individual needs of each young person.

Organisations we work with:

  • Kent Invicta Chamber Of Commerce
  • Ofsted
  • Department Of Education
  • Independent Children's Home Association
  • Fundraising Regulator

Case Study

For one child that lived with us his childhood memories were filled with sadness. Constantly being let down, being hit and shouted at was the norm. Then things happened that he wanted to shut out – the very people that should care for him, hurt him. Abuse, neglect, violence and isolation become his world. When taken into care he was confused, withdrawn and put barriers up to stop harm.

Sadly more abuse followed leaving a child that couldn’t trust anyone. When adults tried to care he would push them away. If they tried harder he would react with verbal aggression. If they stayed with him he would hit out. Even though foster carers gave him everything, it wasn’t enough and so several placements broke down.

He started life with us in the only way he knew – verbal, physical aggression to the adults trying to care for him. We gave him a keyworker who for the next three years was a consistent figure in his life attending every meeting, appointment and accompanying him to his therapy sessions. Always there to pick him up when he was low and always believing in him and his future.

He started to attend clubs and societies and enjoy spending time with others. He developed meaningful relationships with adults and made friends with other children. We believed in him and eventually he believed in himself.

The Caldecott Foundation News

  • Caldecott Foundation Hosts Book Launch

    Caldecott Foundation Hosts Book Launch

    The Caldecott Foundation has proudly hosted the renowned psychotherapist Christine Bradley for the launch of her book, “Revealing The Inner World Of Traumatised Children And Young People”. Christine, a former co-director of the Foundation, has more than forty years’ experience of working in therapeutic communities, local authorities and organisations in the UK and overseas.  Her work has been influenced by familiar names in child psychology and psycho­analysis, including Donald ......
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  • Caldecott Visits

    Caldecott Visits "Circus Starr"

    Young people from the Caldecott Foundation in Kent have enjoyed a great day out at the circus, thanks to Circus Starr – the Circus with a Purpose! Circus Starr was founded more than thirty years ago and its performing artists come from all over the world. The touring troupe gives free seats to thousands of disadvantaged, disabled and vulnerable children and helps to raise money for local charities too. Ollie, a ......
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  • Cash-Raising Cakes And Cookies

    Cash-Raising Cakes And Cookies

    Young people and staff from the Caldecott Foundation’s houses in the East Midlands held a very successful bake sale this Bank Holiday weekend. With a mouth-watering array of home-made tasty sweet treats to choose from, the team hosted a stall at Retford Charter Day 2018 and raised a fabulous £180! The cash will go towards the appeal for a new Therapy Room for the Foundation’s Nottinghamshire houses. Amazing achievement guys ......
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  • Wonderful Weather For A Canal Walk

    Wonderful Weather For A Canal Walk

    Sally Milton was blessed with blue skies and warm sunshine for her twenty eight mile trek along the Royal Military Canal this Bank Holiday Weekend. Sally, Lady Captain at Sene Valley Golf Club in Hythe, has been raising money for the Caldecott Foundation’s Young People’s Summer Camp. “The weather was ideal” said Sally, “and apart from a couple of incidents with unexpected stinging nettles and a hidden badger ......
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  • Sally Walks The Royal Military Canal

    Sally Walks The Royal Military Canal

    Bank Holiday Weekend is around the corner and as we cross our fingers for good weather, we might be planning a BBQ, trip to the beach – or perhaps some TLC for the garden. But Sally Milton, Lady Captain at Sene Valley Golf Club in Kent is warming up her walking shoes, ready for a twenty eight mile hike along the Royal Military Canal. “Each captain raises money for charity” says ......
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  • Community Care Live

    Community Care Live

    The Caldecott Foundation had a great experience at Community Care Live in Manchester. Registered social workers; local authority directors; commissioners and workforce leads attended the two-day event of which the Caldecott Foundation was proud to be a part. Through seminars, exhibitions and professional networking opportunities, visitors received essential learning and training from peers and sector thought leaders. Discussions across children and families’ social work included Deprivation of Liberty; Modern Day ......
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  • RAF runners' Race To The Stones

    RAF runners' Race To The Stones

    Runners from the Royal Air Force are gearing up for a mammoth challenge this summer… running a hundred kilometres in just ONE DAY, to help fund a new Therapy Room for the Caldecott Foundation. Steve Bush along with fellow airmen from 14 Squadron at RAF Waddington are taking part in this year’s “Race To The Stones” - an Ultra Marathon voted Best Endurance Event in the UK. The route follows ......
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  • Eggxcitement over Easter

    Eggxcitement over Easter

    Spring has arrived and we have been blessed here at The Caldecott Foundation! Our young people were given an eggxcellent boost to their Easter break, thanks to our friends at John Lewis; “The Little Teapot”, Ashford; and other local businesses. This fantastic spread of yummy chocolate Easter eggs, which included donations from well-wishers, meant that our young people could enjoy an eggstra cracking good treat over the holidays. Karin Moncrieff, ......
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  • Ofsted Outstanding Recognition

    Ofsted Outstanding Recognition

    2017/18 has been a fantastic year for the Caldecott Foundation receiving recognition from Ofsted for the outstanding outcomes that we are achieving for the young people placed in our care. Over the last year Ofsted have judged four of our seven children’s homes to be ‘Outstanding’. Our other three homes received ‘Good’ ratings with two also being rated as having “Improved Effectiveness” in their second annual inspection. Caldecott’s Managing ......
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  • Curly Hair Project

    Curly Hair Project

    We are excited to have the opportunity to work with The Curly Hair Project to deliver training for parents, carers and professionals working with young people with ASD. The Curly Hair Project deliver training both nationally and internationally and provide relevant and up to date training. Click here for more information....
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