We have 30+ residential homes ranging from 1 to 6 beds in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Staffordshire, Stoke, Yorkshire and Wolverhampton.
We aim to create ‘family’ groups in small houses. NMS 5.7 is applied when considering admissions to ensure proper “matching”.
Small group size and an extended age range allows a more flexible and realistic approach to everyday living and disruptive behaviour than a larger group of problematic adolescents.
Too often children are moved on because of the effect of their disruptive behaviour on the group. Our aim is to avoid creating a structure that places the management of behaviour at its centre.
Where possible, children are placed and supported in mainstream education or other Local Authority provision. In our registered homes, where there is no alternative, education can be provided. Ideally, this is short-term and directed towards a return to mainstream. This educational support can be individual or group based and is co-ordinated by our approved residential special school in line with the joint DfES / DOH Guidance, “The Education of Young People in Public Care”.
We provide education packages and support through a specialised network of qualified teachers in both residential and fostering settings. Education specialists can help if children or young people are struggling at school.
We also have an online school with lots of study resources and guidance.
Many of our homes are also registered as schools, as well as our ‘outstanding’ rated residential special school.
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Head Office: 2nd Floor Lansdowne House,
85 Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6LR
0800 023 4450
Parallel Parents is an independent fostering agency rated "outstanding" by Ofsted. We have over 20 years of experience and more than 200 foster carers looking after children and young people. We are a family run agency and believe that our child-focussed approach makes us really stand out from other agencies.