About Highlands

We are passionate about working with children to achieve and reach their full potential socially, emotionally and educationally.

We offer individualised outcome-based support for each child in a manner which is compatible with the needs of the group in the home.

We attempt to create a safe, nurturing environment in which the children feel at home, feel supported to re-discover themselves safely and without prejudice.

Through our knowledge, understanding and experiences of learning difficulties, we aim to offer support for young people to reach their full potential and make progress in their lives.

We will provide activities, fun, encouragement, opportunity and support for each young person with a view of them reaching their personal goals. This all occurs in a shared living setting which builds on social understanding.

Admission to our Children’s Home.

For each new referral we will complete:-

  • A review of the young person’s history and circumstances
  • An assessment as to whether the home’s general admission criteria can meet the individual needs of the young person.
  • Planning of a new placement involves the entire staff team and the children already resident in the home. Children who are new to the home are welcomed sensitively and with careful and considered planning

Who Is In Charge?


Stuart White is the Registered Manager.

This means he is responsible for managing the home every day and making sure the staff are there to help you.

My name is Stuart and I am the manager of the home.

I am always happy to speak to you and listen to your thoughts. At Highlands we have a staff team who are here to support you and help you.

All the team will meet you during your move into the home.

There are also photos of the staff in the home so you can get to know the team.


Jackie Smeeth is the Responsible Individual.

Hi, I am Jackie and I am the Responsible Individual.

My role is to make sure you are well looked after and listened to.

I look forward to meeting you and making you feel very welcome.


See more about our Highlands home

Click on the link on the right to view our video.