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 relation 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 people. It is a fully-fledged therapeutic community with education on site and offers an integrated care, therapy and educational experience.

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

Wayside – is a 5 bedded placement for young people who present with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or learning disabilities.

Knowlsey House – is located in Sheffield and caters for young people 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 a 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.