Residential Child Care – Singleton home, Weymouth
- Age: 8 – 17
- Capacity: 1
- Staffing Ratio: 2:1
- Gender: Male and Female
- Placement Length: No less than six months
“I have become a better person than I would have been so I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped me.”
– Young person at Osmington
Osmington House is a specialist Crisis Intervention Service for looked-after children located near Weymouth.
Osmington House specialises in caring for young people who provide the greatest challenge to themselves and other people and who may otherwise find themselves placed in a secure setting and unable to take part in normal family-style life in a community.
At Osmington House, young people receive a high level of individualised care and make excellent progress through carefully constructed care plans and access to a variety of supports and opportunities. The staff ensure the home is a safe, positive, therapeutic environment in which a young person can thrive and have their resilience and independence promoted.
Young people are able to pursue academic achievements through outreach and home tuition in line with the many varied activities that are on offer within the surrounding area. Osmington staff have worked successfully with young people with educational provision and have enabled them to move on to more inclusive educational environments.
Osmington works with our clinical psychotherapist who specialises in attachment disorders, his involvement commences from the start of each referral. We work with each young person on a staffing ratio of 2:1 providing a secure, bounded home-like environment which is underpinned by therapeutic values of empathy, understanding and positive ‘parenting’.
All staff pride themselves on good clear communication and consistency within their work, providing high standards of role modelling and encouraging learning naturally in an authoritative parenting style.
“Staff have high aspirations for the young people…and demonstrate a strong commitment to looking after them well”.
– Ofsted 2015
“The good standard of support and clear communication young people receive reduces their anxieties and helps them to feel more involved and empowered”.
– Ofsted 2015