Solent Child Care was established in 2015 by Charlotte Tanner and Andrea Dodds, out of sheer heartbreak & frustration for the children in the residential settings they had both worked at for several decades. They both had a clear vision of what children needed to thrive within residential settings and so created Solent's first home The Farmhouse. 

Recognising early on in their careers the importance of the relationship as the agent for change Charlotte and Andrea believed that if only two children lived in each home, they could receive the individualised care needed. The culture of the homes was equally important recognising that institutions often worked within the confines of a behaviourist approach which may lead to compliance but didn’t serve to heal. Charlotte & Andrea were convinced a wholehearted approach would enable healing; where behaviours were approached through the lens of curiosity and correction only happened once connections were established. Nearly a decade later the greatest testimonial to their vision is the children; they unpack their bags, they remain unpacked, and they stay, slowly healing slowly repairing and gently getting to know the world is a safe place.

We now have five homes, each of which is supported by a team of up to ten adults.

At Solent Childcare our sensitively attuned adults are crucial to the development of our children and are valued, supported and receive monthly clinical supervision. The team are trained in therapeutic parenting, child development, developmental trauma and DDP, as well as being attachment & trauma aware. Alongside this the culture within our homes is that of curiosity, acceptance, empathic regard, and bags of playfulness. 

Our adults work with complex and highly vulnerable children whose maladaptive behaviours can be highly challenging and so our recruitment process is thorough looking for adults who demonstrate an ability to sensitively attune, are reflective, resilient and open to raising their own awareness of self. We pride ourselves on our low staff turnover and value our adults as their relationships with our children is the key to their healing.

OUR HOMES

We have five beautiful homes: The Farmhouse, Goldridge, Greenslade, Westway House and Lake Road.

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OFSTED REPORT

Ofsted report dated Jan 2024
Overall result: Good

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Solent Child Care are always looking to recruit suitable candidates.

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LOCATION RISK ASSESSEMENT

We have a updated location risk assessment available on request.
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Hampshire Council - Jun 2023

I just wanted to share some feedback and thanks in relation to Hampshire Child, you and the team at Westway House have provided outstanding care and support for him You and the Team have worked through some difficult and tough times settling him over the last year...

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Headteacher – Apr 2023

I just wanted to say I work alongside many residential homes, but I was highly impressed by the atmosphere and approach I felt spending time at Goldridge...

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Dorset Social Worker - Apr 2023

The adults at Greenslade have been incredibly supportive to both children, always put their needs first and will do what they can to support family time...

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Childs Mum – Feb 2023

‘A’ has improved massively with his sleeping, behaviour and over-all well-being since he has lived at Westway. The staff are all very caring, skilled, nurturing and child focused...

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Ofsted: Farmhouse - Jan 2023

Children thrive while living in this home. Therapeutic care is a thread that runs seamlessly throughout the home Children make exceptional progress...

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9 St George’s Yard Castle Street, Farnham Surrey. GU9 7LW      info@solentchildcare.co.uk     Company no: 09759708