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.

Adam has become a star pupil with you and your team. I have always rated your school and its way of coping with some extremely high level children.

SEN Team Oxfordshire

Ben’s management of his behaviour has improved dramatically since he was placed at The Bartons. Ben’s needs are being consistently addressed and he is being prepared for independence; this will not be rushed. This is a superb placement for Ben and long may it continue.

Northamptonshire Childrens Services

Simon has had a period of disrupted education and a long period of being out of school, since he has been at Hillcrest he is doing very well and the support offered to enable him to maintain in the classroom has been vital, as well as the support offered to help him develop strategies and ways of managing his emotions and behaviours.

Kent Children’s Services