Providing a safe and challenging environment for children in care
VISION
Shelldene House is committed to providing a child centred Pedagogic approach to the boys and girls in our care.

We will offer a safe, nurturing and inspirational environment where they can explore their inner and external worlds, giving them the opportunity to become confident, caring and integrated individuals.
MISSION
TO MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE TO THE LIVES OF CHILDREN IN RESIDENTIAL CARE, AFFORDING THEM THE BEST OPPORTUNITY TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

Our Ethos -


Shelldene House will:
  • Focus on the individual child, their needs and ambitions.
  • Keep Children safe and protected
  • Provide stability of a child placement
  • Empower children to affect change in their lives
  • Deliver measurable Outcomes through the BOMM Placement Plan process
  • Provide individual value based care for local authorities
We do this by providing a child with structure, empathy, understanding and patience from Primary Carers who work pedagogically.

The child therefore feels safe and more contained and the chaotic lifestyle that they had become familiar with becomes less appealing.

In providing the child with a firm base, they are able to reflect on their past experiences, empower themselves to make positive choices, learn to value themselves and build significant trusting relationships with adults.

In this way the child realises their full potential.

Young people speak very highly
of their care in the home
Ofsted


Our Values -




Unconditional Positive Regard
To accept children as they are. Allow them to explore and make mistakes (without judgment) and in that exploration find meaning in it.

Social Pedagogy
Respect for all human nature and of the individual; stimulation to full development, allowing expression, activity and initiative to allow exploration and provide the mind with opportunities that promote and foster constant progress.

Service
We are committed to the highest standards of quality and service. We promote courtesy and dedication in our environment and use our quality improvement system to meet changing child and local authority needs.

Integrity
We will maintain loyalty to our Mission and the highest standards of ethical and professional character within a supportive work environment. We work honorably and justly in all our work and service.

Innovation
We will provide leadership that encourages creativity and innovative ideas from our staff, children and professionals with whom we work.

Respect
We will maintain respect for the worth and dignity of all people with whom we work and serve. We are committed to teamwork, patience and congeniality that encourages inclusion from all and most importantly the boys and girls in our care.

Diversity
We will maintain employment policies and provide services that promote diversity in all its forms whilst pursuing our Mission.

Stewardship
We will be diligent, responsible stewards of both financial and people resources, whilst maintaining appropriate and sufficient resources to address the needs of the boys and girls in our care. We will maintain a trust fund which all our children, upon reaching the age of 21, may apply to for a bursary.