Welfare & Safeguarding

We have designated Child / Adult Protection Co-ordinators who deliver the necessary training to all staff.

Horton Education and Care promotes welfare and safeguarding of all individuals through a holistic school curriculum and a dedicated care programme; we also adhere to a number of policies and procedures in order to protect children, young people and adults in our care from harm.

We operate policies for anti-bullying, anti-discrimination, welfare and safeguarding - amongst others. Authorities, parents / guardians, students and residents all have access to and made aware of these policies. In addition, all residents have telephone numbers in their own rooms of people they can talk to in the event of any problems or concerns, including contact with an independent person for one-to-one advice, Ofsed / CQC and access to our therapeutic provision.

Horton Education and Care employs a positive approach through the use of strategies, methods and training delivered by an accredited provider of positive behaviour management techniques. We employ basic positive rules and rewards to encourage appropriate behaviour.

Rigid fire procedures are adhered to and risk assessments are undertaken for all premises and activities.


Ethos & Values

As a dedicated and professional provider of education and care it is our commitment to undertake the following:


  • Provide a home in the fullest sense of the word

  • Offer 24 hour support 7 days per week for 52 weeks of the year

  • Offer 24 hour support 5/7 days per week during the three school terms

  • Offer educational day placements 5 days per week for the three school terms

  • Provide a broad, balanced curriculum and extensive choice of activities

  • Develop independence and enhance personal qualities

  • Manage behaviour effectively with a non-aversive approach

  • Offer the highest quality of life possible for children, young people and adults with emotional and behavioural difficulties, learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, challenging behaviour and many other complex needs

  • Encourage an active and healthy lifestyles

  • Promote safeguarding, welfare and wellbeing to protect children, young people and adults in our care