About Oak Lodge | Residential Children’s Home
Oak Lodge is a therapeutic home specifically designed, furnished, and managed to optimally deliver the Restorative Parenting® Recovery Programme and ensure children placed in the home achieve outstanding outcomes and recovery from childhood trauma. At Oak Lodge, we address the emotional, behavioural, social, and developmental needs of the child, enabling them to become well-rounded and happy.
Oak Lodge is an integrated children’s home with a wide range of therapeutic interventions and an onsite school to achieve the best outcome for the child. On-site education is provided at our DFE-registered, OFSTED-rated “Good” Elm House School.
Oak Lodge is based in a semi-rural Staffordshire town. It is an 8-bedroom home registered for boys and girls aged 5-12 upon admission. The comfortable rooms are decorated in soft pastel colours in line with the Restorative Parenting® Recovery Programme. Children are encouraged to personalise their rooms to make them feel like their own safe spaces.
There are great railways and motorway links, so travel is simple from any part of the country. Oak Lodge is home to large grounds, perfect for children to play outdoors in the summer or winter. Activities also play a prominent role for the children, and there is a local park where supervised activities can take place.
Our Mission | Restorative Parenting
Our mission is to enhance children’s psychological health within the care system. Our Restorative Parenting® Recovery Programme is a therapeutic re-parenting programme that focuses on addressing the child’s emotional, behavioural, social, and developmental needs.
The Restorative Parenting® Recovery Index (RPRI) is both a marker of a child’s progress and a guide through the therapeutic journey.
“Children living in the home attend school full time and are making good progress. Staff promote education by working with education staff and supporting educational activities in the home. When children face difficulties in attending education, the manager seeks external support. This helps to reduce the barriers to learning.
Children engage in a range of positive activities outside of the home. For example, one child is a member of the local Brownies group, while another child enjoys going climbing and visiting the beach. These experiences provide children with opportunities for fun and enjoyment and help to build their self-esteem.
The provider’s clinical team supports staff and children in the home. They play an integral role in overseeing children’s day-to-day care and staff practice. For example, the clinical team provides staff with regular consultation and child-focused meetings to oversee and review children’s progress. Children are also supported to engage in clinical sessions such as play therapy. This practice helps professionals and family members to understand children’s journeys and ensures that children are receiving suitable clinical support.”
Meet The Manager
Lead Therapeutic Parent
Lizzie has worked in residential childcare since 2015 and have progressed to the role of Registered Manager. She joined Halliwell in August 2020. She has a degree in psychology And Level 5 in leadership and management.
Make a Referral
If you would like to discuss a placement, please contact our Referrals team for more information: 0161 437 9491 / 07538401593