About us

At Silver Birch Care (Residential Services) we provide a range of specialist services for children and young people aged 8-18 years old. Our primary aim is to effectively communicate and engage with children to build meaningful relationships and attachments that support healing, holistic growth, and improved health and wellbeing.

We deliver high quality care to support children with overcoming obstacles, and enabling them to celebrate achievements and develop independent skills. Our qualified and dedicated team will work on nurturing and building the self-esteem of every individual, ensuring they feel safe and supported.

Our residential care homes have been adapted to create a warm and welcoming environment which children can call home. We have built up an outstanding reputation with nearly 20 years of combined experience in the semi-independent supported living and residential childcare sectors via our established sister companies Silver Birch Care, The Beeches, and The Banyan Tree. This also enables us to offer a seamless transition into supportive living accommodation, allowing young people to maintain established relationships with a consistent care approach into adulthood.

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Bespoke support

We aim to provide structured, secure, and nurturing care in a family group style environment from which children can grow into emotionally stable and confident adults who are able to enjoy positive futures. We recognise that each child is unique with their own needs and ambitions, and we are fully committed to supporting each of them to achieve their goals and aspirations. We believe that by providing children with positive role models, we can successfully equip them with the independent living skills they need to grow and reach their full potential in life.

We have a wealth of knowledge with input from qualified psychologists which enables us to support complex needs and behavioural difficulties though a person-centred approach, allowing us to ensure we meet the individual needs of our children in a relaxed and nurturing family environment. In keeping with our therapeutic approach, children are encouraged and supported to express their thoughts and feelings. In all forums and situations, we strive to actively maintain a culture of openness where opinions are listened to, valued, and respected by all.

Sports and Activities

All the children in our care will benefit from a range of complimentary activities that promote health and fitness, and therefore physical and emotional wellbeing. We also encourage individuals to pursue hobbies and pastimes that are meaningful or interesting to them, in order to build their self-esteem, confidence, social skills, and independence. 

Our homes provide a wide selection of games, books, arts and crafts materials, cooking facilities, and various sporting equipment. There are also opportunities for children to join clubs and engage in group and/or independent activities and excursions to help develop their sense of identity and build friendships. 

We also recognise the importance of sports coaching in improving both physical and mental health, which is delivered by our dedicated Sports Coach who will create a bespoke programme for each child, setting short and long-term goals to work towards and achieve.

Children can partake in a variety of activities and challenges including boxing, table tennis, and football in our own 5-a-side team. Our Sports Coach will also support those who are interested in obtaining the Duke of Edinburgh Award and/or Sports Leaders Qualification, which can help children gain important life skills, such as communication, commitment, leadership, and teamwork.

Our Dedicated Team

Our team is made up of highly skilled and experienced individuals who are committed to caring for and improving the lives of children. They come from a diverse range of backgrounds which allows us to take a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach to supporting the children in our care.

Our recruitment and selection processes follow stringent safer recruitment guidelines that aim to ensure the safety and suitability of all our staff, as well as the selection of people who possess relevant experience, key personal qualities, attributes, and values that we feel support our way of working.

We also aim to have a culture in which workplace activities are valued for their learning potential, and encourage all employees to take advantage of training opportunities. Our training programme includes a range mandatory training and courses that support the therapeutic care approach. All carers are trained in the Team Teach approach to positive behaviour management at intermediate level. Training is provided as part of the induction for new staff and is refreshed every 24 months. All our support staff are required to be trained to QCF (NVQ) Level 3 or equivalent, and all Managers are required to be trained to QCF (NVQ) Level 5 or equivalent.