Children Residential Care Homes

We are planning to open a handful of small children’s residential homes in our borough.

What is a children’s residential home?

Sometimes children can’t live with their own parents. At these times it is the council’s responsibility to make sure children are safe and well cared for. The council often places children in the care of other relatives or friends, or with a foster family. In some circumstances, a children’s residential home is best for the child. In a children’s residential home children live together with the support of staff who are trained to provide compassionate care. Children’s homes can provide a safe and welcoming environment that’s as close to family life as possible.

Why we are opening a children’s home

In keeping with the council’s values, and as the de facto parent, we treat children in our care as though they were a valued member of our own families and therefore we want them to stay as close to home as possible. We want to be able to look after more children in their home borough, in areas they are familiar with and where they can thrive.

How to find out more and ask questions

We have a dedicated project team working on the children’s residential homes. You can get in touch with them at any time by emailing

The first proposed home is being planned to be developed in St Mary’s Road.

Page last updated: 29 July 2022


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