We are delighted to confirm that Ofsted has once again judged the Bryn Melyn Care service at Little Dinthill Cottage to be an ‘Outstanding’ home.
Following their Ofsted inspection last month, Registered Manager, Laura Kudarenko and her staff team at Little Dinthill Cottage, felt it had gone well and were quietly confident that their inspector had found plenty of evidence to support another ‘Outstanding’ judgment. That Little Dinthill Cottage is a home where young people are making excellent progress, where they are ‘safe, happy and well’ is substantiated throughout the report with positive comments from their social workers, their parents and the young people alike.
The Regional Head of Care, James Flanagan and Responsible Individual for the home congratulated the whole team thanking them all for another excellent report stating that, “It is some achievement to maintain such high standards for four years running.”
The report states that “The quality of care is the very best.” noting that “The care and dedication shown by staff towards young people clearly demonstrate their commitment to maximising young people’s potential through high-quality care planning.” The report commended staff commenting that ‘Young people are exceptionally well supported, receiving support and guidance to keep themselves safe, both in the community and online.”
The inspection report also acknowledges how “Young people have access to the organisation’s therapists and staff are well supported to understand and implement the home’s model of therapeutic care.” The report mentions the monthly staff development forums where “monthly sessions and research-led practice provided by the organisation’s therapists support them in developing strategies that improve the emotional well-being of young people.”
The report also makes reference to the excellent academic progress the young people are making supported by strong partnership working with schools, including Bryn Melyn Care’s own school, Smallbrook, noting that young people can benefit from ‘adapted timetables that balance academic study with the opportunity to gain first-hand vocational experience.’ With evidence of how this has, ‘promoted excellent attendance and good progress relative to their individual ability.’
Another area in the report that makes the home stand out as being exceptionally good acknowledges how “The staff team is extremely knowledgeable about how to implement child protection procedures and treat the safety of young people as a high priority.”
Melissa Johnson, Operations Director said, “We are proud of what the team at Little Dinthill Cottage have achieved and thank each of them for the exceptionally good work they are doing with the young people in their care. “It takes hard work and dedication to receive this high accolade, congratulations. This is the very best of best of outcomes.”
You can download and read the full report here. SC372602 Little Dinthill Cottage Inspection report 13.02.18