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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 Director Nick Barnett said, “I’m pleased that Ofsted have recognised the hard work and dedication of our staff and the positive impact they are having on children’s lives. However, we are not complacent and have plans for significant developments over the next year as we strive to help more children build brighter futures”.

Below are a few quotes from Ofsted’s inspection reports highlighting the outstanding work being undertaken across our services:

“Extremely vulnerable children who have experienced instability in their lives have now settled and have formed meaningful relationships with staff.”

“Outcomes for children are consistently positive and they are making exceptional progress in many areas of their lives….staff have high aspirations for children and believe in them, which results in children learning to believe in themselves”.

“Young people have a strong presence and a fantastic time in the local community, with all engaged in community or school based clubs. Young people are positive about their activities away from the home and have formed some strong friendships, in addition to increasing their confidence.”

“Children make exceptional progress in all areas of their lives.”

“Young people make exceptional progress as a result of the strong and nurturing relationships with staff. Young people enjoy positive attachments with those who care for them, and feel safe in their surroundings. Staff actively listen to staff, and young people feel listened to.”

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