Supporting Children’s Homes To Provide Outstanding Care 

Supporting Children’s Homes To Provide Outstanding Care 

Children’s Homes Quality is part of a movement to bring love led practice into children’s homes.

Together we can unlock the potential of children’s homes to be incredible places for children to live and thrive, and be a true foundation for successful and happy adult lives.

Make Care Incredible Gathering

The Make Care Incredible Gathering will bring together leaders and researchers in the field of children’s residential care, lived experience leaders, and professionals with a shared interest in love led practice in children’s homes. It will inform and inspire you, connect you with others who can support you with this work, and provide a space to consider in depth some of the challenges, opportunities and ways through the systemic barriers, to bring about this vital change to the way we deliver care.

Event Summary

We know that to thrive, children need to feel secure in loving relationships. Yet as professionals we also feel that we aren’t supposed to love the children we work with, tell them we love them, or encourage them to get close to and love us. This must change if we want to improve children’s outcomes, and if we want many more of them to go on to live safe, happy, successful, and settled lives.

Children’s Homes Quality is part of a movement to bring love led practice into children’s homes. We are determined to support you to create the conditions where love can safely flourish between children and staff. Our evidence based Lovin’ Care approach has supported homes to radically change the way they work, releasing their staff and children’s potential to connect deeply and bloom. Early evaluations have shown how this approach has: improved staff morale and retention, decreased incidents which challenge staff, and improved children’s progress. The homes that have worked with CHQ to embed the Lovin’ Care approach have all been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted, who recognise the high value in children feeling loved, and the elevated quality of care given by adults who authentically know and love the children they look after. Read the full evaluation report here

Acknowledgement: Laura Beveridge ‘Kids in care. Lets start a Revolution!’ Tedx Glasgow, for the rallying call ‘Make Care Incredible…they need love’

Benefits of attending

  • Engaging and informative speakers
  • Be inspired and resourced with the evidence base and compelling argument for love led practice
  • Connect with other professionals passionate about love led practice
  • Explore key issues in depth, in safe workshop spaces
  • Explore innovative practice
  • Be part of a movement for meaningful change

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone involved in leading children's homes: Registered Managers, Responsible Individuals, Directors , Owners, Regulation 44 Visitors , Quality Assurance Managers, Independent Consultants
  • Adults working in children's homes: Carers, therapist, educationalists
  • Anyone involved in placing children in homes: Social Workers, Social Work Managers, Independent Reviewing Officers, Commissioners 
  • Anyone working with children's homes: CAMHS, schools, supported accommodation providers, health workers, LADO's, Advocates, Independent Persons, Leaving Care Workers, Ofsted. 

Join us!

The Make Care Incredible Gathering takes place at the beautiful and iconic Midland Hotel in central Manchester, on Friday May 19th 2023, 9.30 – 16.00. Early Bird tickets cost £130 +VAT (before 31st March)


Coming soon.... the Children's Homes Leaders Conference 2023! 

See below for information on the 2022 Conference. 

This is the conference that informs, networks and celebrates Registered Managers, Responsible Individuals, owners and those who support their leadership.

Children’s homes leaders are privileged to care for some of our most vulnerable children and play a significant role in their development and achievements. There are big changes proposed for the children’s homes sector by the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care. Right now, throughout the changes and beyond, leaders need to be informed, inspired and innovative.

This event celebrated the excellent and unsung achievements of the majority of homes by launching the awards ceremony for Registered Manager of the Year, Responsible Individual of the Year and Regulation 44 Visitor of the Year.Who will you nominate in 2023?

Highlights of 2022

“Absolute phenomenal day …. Excellent line up of speaker and fantastic workshops to match” Children’s Home Area Manager

“It was amazing to spend a day with people who share every day of their lives doing the same things for the same purpose. There isn’t many opportunities to experience such an amazing networking. We all drove home with our batteries charged and full of ideas!” Registered Manager

“What a day! So much inspiration and creativity in one room!” Owner / Director

“….. what really struck me was the passion and enthusiasm in our sector to do better for our young people” Residential Operations Manager.

“It was so educational, emotional and insightful. I was proud to be present around such passionate people and it’s given me hope that together, we can change our children’s life experience in the care system. My head is buzzing with so many ideas.” Registered Manager

For a summary of the speaker presentations, click here

For the workshop presentations,
click here