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Hillcrest Park Farm

Hillcrest Park Farm

Hillcrest Park Farm


Key Features

Age range: 8 – 18yrs
Gender: Girls
No. of Children: 8
Category: SEMH
Education: Hillcrest Park School
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding

Ofsted Report

“Young people benefit from having positive relationships with the staff and one another, and the home has a relaxed, caring atmosphere.”

Download a copy of the Ofsted report here.

Philosophy of Care

Hillcrest Park Farm offers young people the chance to work in and experience living in groups. The home works with girls who abscond, present sexualised behaviour and who pose challenging behaviour.

By setting clear boundaries and having high expectations, the girl’s behaviours are managed through building higher self esteem and enhancing positive self image.

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 nearby Park School, registered with Ofsted and catering for children aged 8-16yrs from Hillcrest’s 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.

The education provision is continuously developing and is flexible to the needs of the individuals as well as the demands of the National Curriculum.


Young people enjoy a range of activities such as: swimming, athletics, health & beauty, camping, horse riding, guides, holidays away and day trips to local centres, as well as outward bound activities.

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, Parents & Carers

A message from the manager:

Hi I’m Sophie, I’m the manager at Park Farm. Here at the farm we like to get outside and make the most of our environment. We are lucky enough to be situated on the edge of the Cotswolds surrounded by beautiful countryside. We have bikes to ride, animals to feed and lots of space for fun and games. It’s also ok if you want to just chill out and watch TV from time to time.

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