The young people and staff were delightful. I really enjoyed my time with them so much that I didn’t want to leave.

Cllr Elizabeth Watson, Mayor of King's Lynn


 


 


 


 


 

Children's Homes

Break provides a range of high quality services for Looked After Children, including residential care in small ‘family’ homes.


We are committed to the young people in our care and our model allows young people to “stay close” even when they have moved on.


 

Break believes that residential care is a positive choice for many children and young people. Our small ‘family’ homes cater for a maximum of four children aged seven to 17 and have a social pedagogy ethos. 
 
Children and young people tell us that they feel “cared for”, “loved” and “protected” by our staff. Our aim is for children to feel that they belong and are accepted. We actively engage our young people in learning and in making decisions about their own lives because we want them to have high aspirations and to be confident and successful when leaving care.
  
We offer Service Level Agreement and Spot Purchase arrangements. Most of our homes are in Norfolk, with some elsewhere in East Anglia. We have provision for children who require care and for children with disabilities, as well as homes providing short breaks for children with disabilities.
 
For enquiries or to discuss making a referral please call Cathy Kenny, Director of Care, on 01603 670100 or email catherine.kenny@break-charity.org.

1975

Break opened its first Children's Home in Norfolk

Norwich

This four-bedded home is for children and young people aged between eight and 17 years old.  We provide a safe, caring, nurturing environment for children and young people to grow emotionally and physically and we support them in all aspects of their lives so they can reach their full potential. 

 

Please click here for our Statement of Purpose.

 

If you would like to view our latest Ofsted report please click here. This will take you to the Find an inspection report section, where you will need to enter our unique reference number SC040191 into the section Search Providers by: name, address or URN'.

 

“Break do not just provide me with a place to live, during my time here I have been taken on holiday, I have been taken out for meals. The staff here include stuff in my life that they don’t have to.”

young person aged 17

Manager

King's Lynn (Central)

This is a four-bedded children’s home with an age range of eight to 17 situated in West Norfolk.  We offer children and young people a nurturing, safe and loving environment, by providing clear boundaries, lots of praise and fun.

 

Staff work together to form genuine relationships with our young people to build trust and provide security in their lives. 

 

We encourage young people to actively participate in the running of their home and support them in developing their personal interests and identities, to achieve goals in all aspects of their lives.

 

Please click here for our Statement of Purpose.

 

If you would like to view our latest Ofsted report please click here. This will take you to the Find an inspection report section, where you will need to enter our unique reference number SC025720 into the section Search Providers by: name, address or URN. 

 

 

 

“I love it here and although my Mum is my main family, all the staff here are all like my family too.”

young person aged 14

Manager

Mundesley

This is a four-bedded children’s home with an age range of eight to 17. We are based on the north Norfolk coast in a small village location. 

 

Our aim is to provide an excellent care experience which promotes young people’s participation and consultation in a safe, loving and nurturing environment to achieve the best possible outcomes for all.

 

Please click here for our Statement of Purpose.

 

If you would like to view our latest Ofsted report please click here. This will take you to the Find an inspection report section, where you will need to enter our unique reference number SC060743 into the section Search Providers by: name, address or URN.

“The staff have really helped me to build up my confidence”

young person

Manager

King's Lynn (South)

This is a four-bedded children’s home with an age range of seven to 17 and is situated in West Norfolk. Our aim is to help young people to build their trust in the world again through building healthy attachments to the adults that care for them.

 

It is through these relationships that healing takes place. We demonstrate to our young people unconditional love and regard and thoughtful, reflective understanding of the difficulties they face.

 

Our home was recently rated by Ofsted as "good with outstanding outcomes for young people" due to the positive changes made to the children’s lives and the positive outcomes for all of our young people.

 

Please click here for our Statement of Purpose.

 

If you would like to view our latest Ofsted report please click here. This will take you to the Find an inspection report section, where you will need to enter our unique reference number SC063814 into the section Search Providers by: name, address or URN.

 

“Children and young people are making exceptional progress in developing a positive self view and building confidence and self esteem, and are developing clear views of their identity and sense of self.” 

Ofsted 2012

Manager

March

Our March home is Break's first home in Cambridgeshire and our aim is to support young people through to adulthood. The home is a place for young people to feel safe and cared for by adults who focus on the positives in their lives. 

 

We will not give up on people and will support them through the challenges ahead in life. We welcome referrals from all local authorities who are looking for the best possible outcomes for their young people and aim to work in partnership to achieve this.

 

We believe that a children’s home should be furnished to a high standard and our March home is a good example, with high quality furnishings throughout. We have a very committed and well trained staff team and operate a Social Pedagogy ethos.

 

Please click here for our Statement of Purpose.

 

If you would like to view our latest Ofsted report please click here. This will take you to the Find an inspection report section, where you will need to enter our unique reference number SC439153 into the section Search Providers by: name, address or URN. 

 

Please contact our Operations Manager Anriette Mynhardt anriette.mynhardt@break-charity.org or phone 01603 670100 to discuss making a referral. 

“This is the best birthday I have ever had.  I have only lived here 3 months and you have made it so special for me.” 

young person aged 17

Manager

Sheringham

This is a small four-bedded children’s home. We provide care, safety and stability for looked after children and young people.

 

Our ethos is for children and young people to be enabled to live fulfilled lives and achieve positive outcomes through our quality care and support.

 

Outcomes for young people are good: young people who are 16 or older all have college placements. Young people of statutory school age have educational packages that they have been able to help plan. Educational success include the achievements of 11 GCSE passes, three which were of grade C for one young person; completion of statutory education, good attendance at college and independent travel to and from education.

 

Please click here for our Statement of Purpose.

 

If you would like to view our latest Ofsted report Please click here. This will take you to the Find an inspection report section, where you will need to enter our unique reference number SC025718 into the section Search Providers by: name, address or URN.

 

“Well this is a home where they provide a bed, TV etc.  You always have someone to talk to, who will be your side ear, be there for you when you are upset and lonely.  They are here for a reason to care for us because we are their priority.”

young person aged 16

Manager

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