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Chadersley Children's Home

Our children's home is in our premises in Walbottle on the top floor of the most southern part of the site.  There are five en suite children's rooms, two staff sleep-in rooms, a laundry, open plan kitchen lounge and a separate living room.  We are so lucky to have this semi-rural site with almost 8 acres of well kept gardens and grounds for our children to use including, the football pitch, swings, outdoor and indoor gyms and play park equipment as well as the trampolines and yard.   We are close to all amenities and community resources yet enjoy seclusion and tranquility at the same time. As a children's charity, we take pride in good quality care for our young people, the standard of accommodation and surroundings, as well as high expectations for the children themselves.  Our overall purpose is to provide a safe, nurturing home, varied life experiences and a future filled with aspiration.

A note from Deirdre Pearson, our Responsible Individual

At Chadersley, we want our children and young people to feel safe and secure and to enjoy their experiences with us. We aim to provide a family-like environment where the children and young people in our care can achieve positive outcomes for their future. We believe that with a dedicated support network all children and young people can thrive and fulfill their potential.  All of our children and young people are encouraged to play an active role in their care, we invite them to have a voice and share views and opinions. Children and young people at Chadersley will be supported with family contact, education, health, independence, life skills and therapy.

Our passion is in the recognition and support of those who have suffered adverse childhood experiences and early life trauma as well as navigating the minefield of living in care. Dedicated support workers build good relationships with families and professionals so we are able to work together to ensure we identify the best arrangements for good wellbeing all around.   
A note from Jo Reiling, our Interim Residential Manager

I have been Head of Development and Deputy Chief Executive with the trust since 2014 and as such heavily involved in the management of our children's home. I took over as Interim Manager for the home to allow us time to recruit the right person for the permanent role. I feel very passionately about the rights of children and aim to ensure we provide very good quality care for the young people who live with us.  We have always had high aspirations for our young people, providing them with high-quality surroundings and experiences, aimed at raising their own expectations for themselves in later life.  

The staff team here at Chadersley are a dedicated and committed group of people who are deeply invested in the children and young people who live with us.  It takes a special individual to work in this field, all of the children who live with us have experienced some trauma and are living with the impact a of disrupted early life.  The team is empathetic, understanding, and highly skilled, but most importantly give a little of themselves to each young person they work with.  We are excited to see how the future will unfold. 
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