About Mayfield Childrens Home

Mayfield Children’s Home provides full time and respite care for children and young people with learning disabilities, associated challenging behaviours and mental health to include Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Attachment Disorders, Bi-polar Disorder and Pathological Demand Avoidance Disorder.

We offer supportive and individualised care packages for children and young people with complex behaviours which restrict their opportunities and impact their development, such as physical and verbal aggression and self-harm.

Mayfield Children’s Home Ethos:

The overall aims of Mayfield Children’s Home are to provide a safe, caring and loving home for the children.  Our philosophy is to value each and every person for who they are as an individual and offer opportunities in life that may have otherwise been out of their reach.

Mayfield Children’s Home recognises the universal ambitions for every child and young person whatever their background or circumstances.  The children and young people in our care should be happy, healthy, and safe from harm, able to develop, thrive and fulfil their potential. as set out in the five, Every Child Matters headings below:

  • Be healthy
  • Stay safe
  • Enjoy & achieve
  • Make a positive contribution
  • Achieve economic well-being

All children and young people are consulted for their views according to their ability and are included whenever possible in all the discussions and decisions that need to be made. The children are encouraged to attend a key working session each week where they meet with their own key worker on a one to one basis. A house meeting is held once a month involving all the children and young people, together with the staff and the team leader. The children and young people are supported to develop self esteem, self confidence and independent skills.

We are immensely passionate about providing excellent care and we feel this passion is reflected in our staff team and the length of time children and young people stay with us.

To look at our latest statement of purpose, please click here