November 3, 2023
We are delighted to have received ‘Very Good’ ratings in unannounced inspections by the Care Inspectorate across three of our service areas – young adult day and residential services and children services.
One report, referencing how our day services support the wellbeing of pupils, states: “People regularly had fun and were able to be involved in a wide range of activities and interests. This included workshops in bike maintenance, pottery and felt making. People were able to see the tangible output from their work, for example, from creating a piece of art or a fully operational bike, which provided a sense of achievement and pride.”
One parent told inspectors: “(My child) is making more progress than we could ever have imagined in a safe and nurturing environment where they were absolutely the centre of all decisions.”
This was further highlighted by another parent who told inspectors that, at Camphill School Aberdeen, their child is “learning skills and has opportunities he would never have had before”.
Inspectors were also impressed with our staff who “worked together well, in a positive and calm manner” and they found our staff to be “approachable, helpful and friendly”.
A parent added: “They [staff] don’t just care for him; they care about him.”
In terms of residential care, inspectors found that our homes were “warm, comfortable and welcoming” and “rooms were personalised which promoted each person’s experience, dignity, and respect.” The inspection report also found our young people working at FRUVER, our onsite refillery and zero waste shop, were “smiling and proud of the responsibility that they had.”
We are thrilled with these results and plan on continuing to maintain this level of care to our children and young people.
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