Inside the children's house
The Care Inspectorate has praised South Ayrshire's Sundrum View Children's House in their latest report. The purpose-built children's house, which opened its doors two years ago, provides care and accommodation for up to seven children and young people.
It was rated 'Very Good' for 'How well do we support children and young people's well-being'. Under 'How well is our care and support planned', the facility also received a 'Very Good' rating.
In December 2019, Sundrum View was visited by the Care Inspectorate to complete the service's annual inspection. As part of the process, the inspector spoke with young people, their families, carers as well as other professionals involved in the young people's care and support.
The report noted the following:
-Young people 'consistently experience nurturing and therapeutic care and support.'
-Those staying at Sundrum View felt, 'part of a family', 'cared for and loved.'
-There is a 'culture of respect within the house' where young people's rights were championed, and their 'views influenced how the service operated.'
The Inspector also praised staff for the high expectations and ambitions they held for young people, particularly in relation to educational attainment.
Councillor William Grant, Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People for South Ayrshire Council said: "This is a great report and builds on the success of recent inspections.
"The ambitions of those staying at the house are central to the running of Sundrum View and staff go above and beyond to ensure the young people have every opportunity to build a positive future.
"I'm glad the important role young people play in decision making has also been recognised in the report; well done to everyone involved."
There were no recommendations or requirements for Sundrum View, the full Care Inspectorate report can be found at careinspectorate.com/index.php/care-services