We are delighted and proud to have been formally awarded an Outstanding judgement by Ofsted.

2009 was the last time that Cherry Trees was awarded this judgment, one that is rarely awarded by Ofsted. In fact, only 16% of short break homes nationally were awarded an Outstanding judgement in the year to 31 March 2022, and within the last year, Cherry Trees was just the second provision the lead inspector had given an Outstanding judgement to.

The criteria to achieve this grading is long and detailed, but we would like to share a couple of extracts from the report as they highlight our values and ethos of Child First, Disability Second.

‘Children with complex communication difficulties have a voice in this home. Staff are phenomenal in promoting choice for each individual child and in understanding the specific ways in which each child communicates.’

‘Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the high standard of care and the quality of children’s short-stay experiences. One parent said, “Staff support is like an extension of family.’

This is due in no small part to the hard work and dedication of our team of staff and all those who support us as volunteers, fundraisers and donors. Every single person involved in the Charity has helped. 

Thank you to everyone involved and helping us deliver outstanding care. 

Download the full report