Greenfield House is a children’s home offering medium-to-long stay placements in a calm and stable environment. We welcome young people aged between 11 and 17 years for whom it is difficult to find the right placement, and the home can accommodate up to seven residents.
Our staff provide an innovative and proactive approach to the young people with education and care staff working together to produce a high-quality care plan tailored to meet their individual needs. The team at Greenfield House work with young people who may have experienced physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.
Some of the young people have been unable to trust others and engage in previous placements. They may have placed themselves at serious risk through drug and/or alcohol misuse, sexual exploitation, regularly going missing from home or care, involvement in criminal and/or antisocial behaviour or gang activities.
A high-quality package of education for the young people is provided on-site at Arnfield Independent School. This includes on-site classroom education and outdoor education; with opportunities to achieve ASDAN and AQA awards as well as Functional Skills in maths and English. The comprehensive outdoor education programme provided by Arnfield Care is one of the most diverse on offer in the UK and is available to all young people at Greenfield House, and is an integral part of their individual care programmes.
Many young people at Greenfield House are able to successfully re-integrate and engage in mainstream education at local schools and colleges after a period of stabilisation at Arnfield Independent School. This enables them to achieve GCSEs and vocational qualifications
Solution-focused work is promoted through placement plans that are designed to meet individual needs and are agreed with the young person, their parents and placing authority.
- All of our work is tailored to meet individual needs, and can include any combination of the following elements, all of which are fully integrated into the services we provide:
- Initial assessment of the young person to identify his or her needs, including a report from the Educational Psychologist detailing recommendations regarding present and future care provision, together with health and educational assessments
- Introduction to a dedicated key team set up to provide nurturing and young person-centred support
- Use of Reward and Positive Reinforcement to encourage engagement in positive behaviours, routines and promote a sense of self worth and belief
- IEP and educational provision tailored to the young person’s level of attainment and need
- Outdoor education programme aimed at increasing their confidence and self-worth; this is integrated with classroom based education for consistency and progression.
- Behaviour management programme under the guidance of the Educational Psychologist
- Incentivised programmes developed to help encourage the young person to engage with others, make positive contribution, recognise achievement and expand life choices.
- Therapeutic work with the young person
- Supporting young people to build positive relationships with family members if appropriate.
- Meet all health needs, and engagement in developing healthy lifestyle routines.