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Arnfield Care Ltd homes have consistently been judged to be ‘Good’, with most elements being ‘outstanding’. Given the additionally difficult and challenging nature of those placed at Arnfield Tower, Ofsted’s judgements for some time, rating the home as consistently ‘Outstanding’, is a clear demonstration and recognition of the hard work and commitment provided by the home’s long-standing management, teachers and staff.  Greenfield House, is rated as ‘Good’, again with elements of ‘Outstanding’.

In July 2015 Ofsted commented to young people at the home: “I thought that the care and support you receive from the staff is brilliant. However, to improve the home further I have asked the Manager to make some minor changes to some of the paperwork that is done. This is not something that affects you or the quality of the care that the staff provide you at the moment, as I can see that with help and support of the staff, you are all achieving great things”.

Ofsted currently inspects bi-annually, an interim and full inspection, producing reports on educational and children’s services organisations and gives judgements as follows.

An outstanding children’s home provides highly effective services that contribute to significantly improved outcomes for children and young people who need help and protection and care. Their progress exceeds expectations and is sustained over time.

A good children’s home provides effective services that help, protect and care for children and young people and have their welfare safeguarded and promoted.

You may view the full Ofsted Inspection Reports by using the following links:

Inspection Report for Arnfield Tower Activity Centre

Inspection Report for Greenfield House

Inspection Report for Arnfield Independent School

Throughout each placement, whilst providing security and protection, we support their progress against these positive indicators:

  • health and well-being
  • education and/or employment
  • emotional and behavioural development
  • identity and self-esteem
  • relationships with parents and/or family
  • social presentation and social relationships
  • self-care skills and preparedness for moving on.

We look at placement planning very carefully and respond to young people’s changing needs.

We work with the young people’s placing authorities, other professionals and (where appropriate) parents and families, to provide the best possible support for each young person.

Education and Outdoor Education programmes are agreed with each young person, and are closely linked to their placement plans. All our staff work closely as a team to support personal growth and development, to help young people build their confidence and self-esteem, and to give them the opportunity to learn to work and play cooperatively with others.

Therapeutic interventions include our outdoor education programme, group work, and individual work with Key staff, which is guided by our Consultant Educational Psychologist. Where appropriate, we make referrals to Manchester CBT, and we maintain excellent working relationships with local CAMHS, Youth Offending and other services.

Our Statements of Purpose are updated every year to ensure that the details we provide are always accurate.

You may view abridged versions of our Statements of Purpose by using the following links; full versions are available by contacting our Head of Care:

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Ofsted currently inspects bi-annually, an interim and full inspection, producing reports on educational and children’s services organisations and gives judgements as follows.

An outstanding children’s home provides highly effective services that contribute to significantly improved outcomes for children and young people who need help and protection and care. Their progress exceeds expectations and is sustained over time.

A good children’s home provides effective services that help, protect and care for children and young people and have their welfare safeguarded and promoted.

In a children’s home that requires improvement, there are no widespread or serious failures that create or leave children being harmed or at risk of harm. The welfare of looked-after children is safeguarded and promoted. Minimum requirements are in place; however, the children’s home is not yet delivering good protection, help and care for children and young people.

A children’s home that is inadequate is providing services where there are widespread or serious failures that create or leave children and young people being harmed or at risk of harm or result in children looked after not having their welfare safeguarded and promoted.

Arnfield Care Ltd homes have consistently been judged to be at least ‘good’, often with areas that are ‘outstanding’. Given the additionally difficult and challenging nature of those placed at Arnfield Tower, Ofsted’s judgements for the past five years, rating the home as consistently ‘Outstanding’, is a clear demonstration and recognition of the hard work and commitment provided by the home’s long-standing management, teachers and staff.

Greenfield House, standards are much improved, achieving ‘Outstanding’ status in 2013 and 2014. Under the current inspection framework the home is rated as ’Good’ with improved effectiveness aiming to return to ‘Outstanding’ status as soon as possible.

In July 2015 Ofsted commented to young people at the home: “I thought that the care and support you receive from the staff is brilliant. However, to improve the home further I have asked the Manager to make some minor changes to some of the paperwork that is done. This is not something that affects you or the quality of the care that the staff provide you at the moment, as I can see that with help and support of the staff, you are all achieving great things”.

You may view the full Ofsted Inspection Reports by using the following links:

If you encounter any difficulty in accessing any of these documents please do not hesitate to contact us.