Our Vision

“To be the provider of choice for care and education in our sectors through being trusted, empowered and vibrant”

Our Values


We are fully committed to the young people in our care and work hard to maintain a high quality standard in all we do. We practice an open and transparent approach to the way we work in improving young peoples lives and our longstanding, positive reputation is demonstrable through the outcomes we achieve.


We are a person centred organisation, with the individual at the core of everything we do. We will provide our staff with the tools needed to give young people a supportive and comforting environment, where they will feel safe and cared for. Supporting our managers through staff training and giving them autonomy will enable our passionate and committed employees to succeed. This culture of passion and drive will transcend through from our staff to the young people we work with, giving them the strength to influence their own positive futures. We will celebrate our successes, both internally and externally and focus on our team oriented approach.


We will work energetically to develop our techniques and skills to shape the way care and education is delivered within our organisation. We will exercise more creative approaches in how we deliver our services to all stakeholders and how we engage with Local Authorities in a deeper collaborative sense. We aspire to be seen as more youthful, colourful, brighter in our approach to the work we do. This mirrors the impact we wish to have on the lives of the young people we support. This is the part of our brand that can allow greater engagement with our young people, allowing them to be involved in some of the initiatives and activities we wish to develop, that leads to positive outcomes.

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