Praise for children's respite centre

By Sara Bryce

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

 

OFSTED has rated a respite centre for children with life-limiting conditions and severe disabilities as good, with outstanding areas.

Beaulieu Respite, on Fairlee Road, Newport, was ruled as 'good' overall with 'outstanding' quality of care.

The report from a full Ofsted inspection in May, followed a report from a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, also in May, which found the centre met the requirements of each of the five standards.

The Ofsted report said the centre had made significant progress since the last inspection, the new manager provided effective leadership, and the children and youngsters had established trusting and meaningful relationships with staff.

The report also said the views of young people contributed to the home and praised the appointment of permanent 'extremely motivated and dedicated staff', who provided greater stability than agency staff.

The Isle of Wight Council's executive member for children's services, Cllr Richard Priest, said: "This is a great Ofsted inspection report and clearly demonstrates the dedication and passion the staff have for helping improve the outcomes for users of the centre."

The CQC inspection found staff to be knowledgeable and clear about their roles, parents were involved in planning the care of their children and the wishes of the children were respected.

See Friday's County Press for more on the reports.

Reporter: sarab@iwcpmail.co.uk

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