Sunfield Children's Homes

Sunfield Children's Homes

Charity information

Sunfield Children's Homes

Sunfield provides education and 52 week residential care for children between the ages of 6 and 19 who have severe and complex learning needs. We have specialist provision for children with profound autism and challenging behaviour and we also provide day school placements, respite care and a wide range of support services including family services, assessment, outreach, research, professional development, and a range of specialist books and literature.

As well as being a registered charity (No. 527552), Sunfield is registered as a Children’s Home (No. SCO 38435) and is also approved by the DCSF (School No. 885/6024).

The charity was established in the 1930's and through its innovation and forward thinking is still one of the UK's leading providers in this very specialised field.

Sunfield is committed to the development of each individual child's abilities so that he or she may come to experience life as worthwhile.

Our aims are to facilitate the development of individuals to enable them:-

to live as independently as possible
to be included in their community as far as they are able
to have as rich a quality of life as possible
to maintain their integrity as individuals in their own right
to progress educationally to their maximum potential
to access the cultures of our society

These aims have equal importance in providing pupils at Sunfield with a breadth of curriculum, which fully meets the educational and care needs of each child within a safe, supportive, structured and research-focused environment. Staff, from a variety of professional backgrounds, operate as a transdisciplinary team.

Sunfield intends to achieve and maintain these stated aims by having a high regard and respect for every human being:-

for each child present at Sunfield as a pupil, regardless of his or her difficulty
for each member of the staff working at Sunfield, regardless of the nature of their contribution to the work
for each visitor to Sunfield, regardless of the purpose of their visit
for each family member regardless of their role or blood relationship
for each member of the community in their search for knowledge and understanding of people with disabilities in an inclusive society

Such a regard leads to a sense of responsibility for our relationships, and to an understanding of the need to care for our shared environment.

  • Refurbishment of residential accommodation for chi...

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