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Hillcrest Hayling Island

Hillcrest Hayling Island

Hillcrest Hayling Island

  South Hampshire

Key Features

Age range:  6 – 12yrs
Gender: Girls and Boys
No. of Children: 10
Category: SEMH
Education: Hillcrest Jubilee School
Ofsted Rating: Good

Ofsted Report

“The registered manager is dedicated, enthusiastic and consistent in her management of the home, supported by committed team managers who share her vision of the care they wish to provide for children.”

Download a copy of the Ofsted report here.

Philosophy of Care

Hillcrest Hayling Island offers children aged 6-12yrs, the opportunity to experience positive group living in order that they may develop empathy and a sense of belonging. The home enables children to address friendship and negotiation issues within a safe and supportive context.

Children with a wide range of Emotional and Behavioural needs, who have had little or interrupted education, who display aggressive behaviour or are persistent absconders tend to be particularly suited to Hillcrest Hayling Island.

Therapeutic Provision

Our therapeutic model recognises that all the people we support are individual and our provision is tailored to meet their needs and wishes from the point of admission and throughout their journey with us.

Clinical support is led by the Head of Clinical Services and is delivered by a core team of clinicians to include Clinical Psychologists, Forensic Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists.

Each service’s designated team will reflect the needs of the children and young people that live and learn within the schools and or homes, however additional support can also be accessed from other specialists within the wider Clinical Team. This enables us to be responsive to any newly identified, time limited or changing needs of an individual throughout their placement with us.

Offering highly specialised assessment, consultation, reflective practice supervision and bespoke training, the Clinical Team work directly with education and care staff teams to develop a shared understanding of the children, the resources and the practices needed. This ensures that we deliver the highest quality provision which maximises each person’s quality of life and personal achievements.

Within our specialist schools the clinicians aim to reduce potential barriers to learning and educational success by working directly with the children and young people in line with their ECHP recommendations.
Our evidence informed models are based on best practice guidance and are governed through the Outcomes First Governance Framework.


Education is provided at Hillcrest Jubilee School, registered with the DfE and rated Outstanding by Ofsted, catering for children aged 6-16yrs from our own homes in the area. Education is provided in a structured and caring environment and planned to meet both academic and pastoral needs of the children. In addition the home has very good working relationships with mainstream schools.


Hillcrest Hayling Island offers plenty of outdoor activities at the nearby beach and surrounding countryside, which are aimed at rebuilding low self esteem and enhancing positive self image. The home offers a range of outdoor pursuits and the staff team includes qualified coaches in football, swimming, judo and sailing and also offers rock climbing, camping, horse riding and canoeing.

Referrals and Admissions

Our aim is to match the needs of each individual child placed in our care. Wherever possible admissions should be planned and involve all family and professionals so as to ensure each placement has the best possible start.

To make a referral please contact our Referrals Team.

Tel: 03458 727477
Email [email protected]

Information For Young People

A message from the manager:

Hi my names Sue, I’m the Home Manager at Hillcrest Hayling Island. We look forward to welcoming you to our home which is in a great area close to the beach. Have a look at our video and meet some of the staff and young people. See you soon!

Download Young Persons Guide.

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