Our Homes

Quality Protects Children operates six residential children’s homes, five in Merseyside and one in Sheffield. We also have a one-bedroomed flat, also in Merseyside, which young people can tenant as part of their journey towards full independence. Each home offers a bespoke service focusing on specific needs:

Nzuri House – The home has particular skills with young people who are at risk from their challenging behaviours, particularly in relationship to possible gang involvement and exploitation. The home also has a long history of experienced staff supporting looked after children from a BAME (Black and Asian Minority Ethnic) background.

Derby Cottage – Derby Cottage is a small 3-bedroom mixed gender home. Its size lends it to a “family group home” model of care and the young people tend to stay long term, enabling permanency and attachment. The home offers a very nurturing environment and its emphasis is on relationships and growth.

Lawrence House – is a registered Therapeutic Community with the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Community of Communities and supports up to five young women. It is a fully-fledged therapeutic community with education on site and offers an integrated care, therapy and educational experience.

Bluebell Cottage – four bedded all female registered therapeutic community (with the Community of Communities under the Royal College of Psychiatrists).

Wayside – caters for both boys and girls, with placements for up to 5 young people who present with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or learning disabilities.

Knowlsey House – is located in Sheffield and caters for both boys and girls with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The home offers consistent support to young people who have struggled with their emotional regulation.

Garth Mill – is not a registered children’s but a single bedded flat in Knowsley that is a stepping stone towards independence, which allows young people to experience independence within a flat in the community, we are able therefore to offer different and bespoke level of support and individualised programmes of semi-independence work.

Each home has its own page providing more detail on the service and method of operation.