Care

Children at Harmeny experience ‘secure, trusting relationships’ with staff who are ‘very attuned to children, showing sensitivity, understanding and respect’ which helps children feel safe and comfortable
(Care Inspection Report, 2018)

In July 2018, Harmeny once again received a very positive care inspection, achieving ‘Excellent’ and ‘Very Good’ for those areas assessed.

  • Quality of care and support – Grade 6 – Excellent
  • Quality of environment – not assessed
  • Quality of staffing – Grade 5 – Very Good
  • Quality of management and leadership – not assessed

The inspection highlighted the following as strengths:

  • Individual interests of young people are promoted and nurtured. For example, they get involved in community-based local events, join clubs and take part in activity camps
  • Harmeny’s extensive grounds are “well used to provide physical fitness and stimulating activities”, and the food provided is “nutritious, attractively presented and enjoyed by the children”
  • Newer children were seen to be building their relationships with peers and staff, “and a warm and welcoming approach supported them to feel part of the group”
  • Harmeny uses external services such as CAMHS, a speech and language therapist, a music therapist and child psychotherapists to further enhance the therapeutic services on offer
  • Parents and children are involved in the development of individual plans and there is innovative practice in helping children to access their plans. Examples were found “of very positive outcomes and experiences as a result of planning for the emotional wellbeing of young people”

Download a copy of our most recent Care Inspection Report