Learning and Development

We are committed to maintaining a professional and effective workforce that delivers a market leading service with unrivalled specialism in working with children and young people.

Following the initial training, all employees complete regular refresher training to ensure their knowledge and working practice remains up-to-date, responding to wider changes in legislation, best practice and evidence based practice improvements.

All our Children’s Homes employees will additionally complete an induction programme. These clearly set out the expectations of Homes2Inspire for individuals working with children and young people. These standards comprehensively observe and reinforce key themes delivered as part of the Initial Training Course and ensure the principles of best childcare practice are embedded from inception.

This induction programme is completed with line managers, alongside regular practice and performance reviews, to ensure individuals feel appropriately supported and understand the full requirements of an individual working with children and young people.


Safe and Sound

As part of the initial training course, all staff also undergo a 4-day minimising physical intervention course, called Safe and Sound.

All our Safe and Sound trainers have been approved by the BILD (British Institute of Learning Disabilities) ACT against the Restrain Reduction Network (RRN) Standards to deliver approved certificated curriculum. 


Following this initial training we ensure all staff continue to receive the appropriate training and development opportunities to maintain the highest standards of childcare practice which responds to legislative and best practice frameworks, as well as individual aspirations and career goals.

QCF Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare and Continuous Professional Development 


Within our Children’s Homes we aim to ensure all our staff are qualified to QCF Level Diploma in Residential Childcare. This qualification is fully funded for any unqualified employee and support is offered by our dedicated internal Assessor. Staff can continue to access a wide prospectus of training and development opportunities to support continued development. We are committed to developing the best people and a ‘grow your own’ philosophy which supports career progression and personal achievement.