Fern Lodge Children’s Home2022-07-21T10:13:21+01:00

Fern Lodge Children’s Home, Leiston

Fern Lodge is a 4 bed children’s home, the large and spacious house is situated on the Heritage coast in Suffolk and provides a high quality environment.

The high staff ratio and regular expert clinical input ensure that the appropriate level of care, supervision and support is in place.

Mission Statement

“Helping children thrive and develop in a safe, nurturing and secure based family style environment, giving them confidence to move on with their lives.”

Making Lives BETTER

Fern Lodge Children’s Home, Leiston

The Home Environment

The physical layout of the home, means that there will be separate space for each young person to spend free time, without impacting on one another.

The home is also designed to allow for the placement of children with DOLS orders, should all other matching criteria be met.

The high staff ratio means that young people can be supervised and engaged with by their own individual staff member and will therefore be able to operate independently from other young people should this be required. They will also be able to be integrated into the group, should this be assessed as the appropriate option.

Therapeutic Services

We consult with Social Workers, parents and other professionals regarding the need for therapeutic intervention and assessment.

Externally we work closely with CAMHS and other statutory therapeutic services in ensuring that all agencies involved in the care of the young person are working together to best meet the needs of the young person.

Internally we work under the guidance of our Clinical team. This is headed up by our experienced clinical psychologist.

Our Consultant Clinical Psychologist provides training, clinical supervision and consultation to the staff monthly. This supports the Secure Base Model and allows the young people’s Placement Plans to be thought about within a therapeutic context.

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Our Consultant Clinical Psychologist provides training, clinical supervision and consultation to the staff monthly. This supports the Secure Base Model and allows the young people’s Placement Plans to be thought about within a therapeutic context. Our Consultant Clinical Psychologist is able to offer advice, support and supervision on a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions to meet the individual needs of the young person. We offer regular multi agency clinical consultations for every child in the home. Significant adults are all invited to these in order for all services to have expert clinical therapeutic guidance for each child individually.

Education Services

Fern Lodge considers education a pivotal part of each child’s life.

During the initial 28 day assessment period, base line assessments and individualised education programmes will be in place, as agreed during the placement planning process.

Should placements continue beyond the 28 day period, then further longer term educational provision will be sourced and identified through the care planning review process.

Care For EVERYONE

Home Location

Within a short distance from the home there are many leisure facilities such as swimming pools, leisure centres, skate parks, cinema, horse riding, youth clubs, dance classes, sailing schools & drama groups that the children can join or use if they wish.

There are also all of the usual shopping facilities associated with a town. The nearest large towns are Ipswich or Lowestoft.

Latest Reports & Statement of Purpose

Ofsted Report
Statement of Purpose

Able Health Care considers it in the best interests and safety of the children and young people across their settings to not publish our SOP publicly and therefore these will be available by direct request.

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