Our priority at The Caldecott Foundation is the health and safety of the young people who access our services and our incredible team of dedicated professionals who support them
Since the start of the crisis we have stopped all but essential visits to our services with many meetings taking place on video conferencing. Within our services we have put in place a range of measures to keep everyone safe including (but not limited to) social distancing measures, one way systems, new hand hygiene facilities, additional cleaning and temperature checks. We are continually looking for new ways to improve our response and further minimise the risk.
Throughout the Covid-19 crisis we have worked tirelessly to ensure that our essential services continue to deliver outstanding outcomes. This has been managed through our Covid-19 business continuity plan (BCP) which we have shared with relevant regulatory bodies and the Local Authorities who use our services.
Our BCP has been developed in line with Government and NHS guidelines and with specific advice from Public Health England. Our senior team meets several times a week to review and update the plan based on new information and changing circumstances. At the current time we do not foresee any disruption to our residential care, education, boarding or fostering services as a result of Covid-19.
We are extremely proud of the extraordinary commitment that our staff have shown to our young people throughout the crisis. They have been selflessly dedicated, often in the face of extremely challenging personal circumstances, and we would like to take this opportunity say a huge ‘Thank You’.
The Caldecott Foundation is a leading provider of therapeutic care and education
From bases in Kent and Nottinghamshire, the Caldecott Foundation provides vulnerable young people from across the UK with therapeutic residential care, foster families and education. Ofsted has rated most of our children’s homes and our fostering service as “Outstanding”.
We operate our own on-site school in Kent for pupils with specific, identified educational needs and those who require bespoke intervention. The Caldecott School offers weekly boarding for pupils and a dedicated environment for Primary provision. Through our Education Services, young people in all of our children’s homes can access a wide range of individualised learning packages, from home tutoring to small group ‘nurturing classrooms’ led by qualified teachers and 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 address issues in their lives positively.
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 mentalisation. Our Clinical Psychologists provide detailed psychological assessments that feed into bespoke treatment plans designed to meet the individual needs of each young person.