Our Childrens Services
Hillcrest Childrens Services is a national provider of therapeutic children’s homes and schools.
Our services offer a stable, secure and supportive environment, in which the children we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.
Hillcrest provides individualised and child centred approaches to care and education, with the emphasis on long term goals and planning for the future.
We offer young people holistic models of therapeutic care and education in very high quality residential homes and schools. These models take account of the values of group living whilst also carefully taking into account the needs of each individual child which are reinforced by our membership of the Consortium of Therapeutic Communities.
Hillcrest provide the following services to ensure positive outcomes for all looked after children placed with us.
- High quality Ofsted registered children’s homes in rural & urban settings
- DfE registered special schools – full curriculum and vocational training
- A child centred therapeutic approach to care
- A clinical psychologist’s assessment offered at point of placement
- High ratios of qualified and experienced staff
- Competitive, all inclusive fees
At Hillcrest every child matters regardless of the behaviours, issues or complications they bring with them. We have a strong track record of providing demonstrable outcomes for looked after children.
Hillcrest is part of the Outcomes First Group which is a national provider of services providing education and therapeutic care to children, young people and adults with autism, learning disabilities and social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).
The group operate services nationally and work with a number of different local authorities in England and Wales.
Outcomes First Group’s commitment to education and care has been recognised by the Education Investor School Operator Private Schools Group Award, The British Care Awards and the NAS Autism Professional Awards. The group have ambitions to continue to grow their services to meet the continuing needs of some of the most vulnerable people in society.
The very first time I visited (Hillcrest The Laurels) I felt I wanted to live there myself… In my opinion, this is one of the best children’s homes I have come across in over 10 years!
Social Worker- South Gloucestershire Children’s Services
I can see from my last visit that R appeared really settled and calm which is impressive in such a short period of time…R’s mother has also provided some feedback saying how impressed she is with how the staff support R…I have nothing but positive praise to provide and Villa Farm is probably the best residential home I have worked with.
Social Worker, Hillcrest Villa Farm
I want to say a big thank you for all the support, care, sensitivity and teaching you have provided to MM. I want to say that, honestly you are such an outstanding placement and have supported me also as MM’s social worker. Thank you so much for all your hard work and supporting MM to get to the place he is today