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Crouch Farm House 

Crouch Farmhouse is a 5 bedded therapeutic home set in the beautiful countryside of East Sussex. The home shares the 11-acre rural grounds with Headstart school, although it is carefully and aesthetically fenced and secured to allow young people their own home space. Although the care home works and runs separately to the school this does enables school and care staff to work closely together, supporting young people with problems around transitioning to school and every need involving their education.

The grounds have 11 acres of land with a variety of farm animals, small animals and pets and an equine facility on-site, that our children are able to enjoy and help look after. Opportunities to grow produce on site, to then cook in our modern kitchen is just one of the benefits of this country site. The tranquillity of the countryside creating a therapeutic and peaceful environment to live.

Our aim is to offer vulnerable children, primarily on the Autistic Spectrum, with a variety of additional needs, a safe space where they can grow and develop to reach their full potential. In order to achieve this, we believe a comprehensive therapeutic approach is needed. Our therapeutic team, including a clinical psychologist, occupational therapist, behaviour analyst, speech and language therapist and Thrive practitioner work with the children and support and train the staff to ensure all are following our therapeutic model. We also work with an educational psychologist when needed. This ensures that we are able to meet all the therapeutic needs of our young people. 


Our dedicated staff team have a real passion for their roles. Many with a wealth of experience in childcare. All our team undergo a range of mandatory training which allows them to further develop in specific areas of interest. We also facilitate in-house training from our therapeutic team, which is personalised to our young people and focuses on reflective practice and models of management.  


At Crouch Farmhouse we understand that every child's needs are different, and this is why we carry out initial assessments to ensure a bespoke care plan for each child can be created and followed. 


We believe that every child should have their say when it comes to the care they receive, and it is important that they feel they have a voice. We aim to encourage all of our young people to express their views, wishes and feelings whether it be through keyworker sessions, house meetings or one of the many other avenues we offer.  


As a therapeutic home we aim to work in partnership with all our stakeholders to create the best outcomes for our young people and we welcome feedback to ensure we can continuously reflect and develop our service.


Equality and diversity is a key focus of ours, as we believe differences are something that should celebrated. We all have the right to live in an environment where we are respected, and all treated as equals. We promote an anti-discriminatory approach, which is always adhered to by everyone within the home. 

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