A CHILDREN’S home in Shropshire which was told it needs to improve is making good progress, inspectors have said.

The home, which cannot be named for legal reasons, was given a rating of “requires improvement” by Ofsted in August last year.

Concerns included care plans not being kept up-to-date and medication not having safe administration details present.

The home works with six children who have sexually harmful behaviours.

The provider offers a therapeutic service and operates a school off-site. The registered manager started in August 2018 – just as the previous inspection was published.

Inspectors have now returned to the home to carry out an interim inspection and found it was moving in the right direction.

Christy Wannop, social care inspector at Ofsted, who carried out the inspection, said progress had been made.

She said: “This home was judged requires improvement to be good at the last full inspection.

“At the interim inspection, Ofsted judges that it has improved effectiveness.

“Staff are now clear about their core purpose, roles and responsibilities, and work confidently to deliver child-centred care.

“There are no new requirements or recommendations as a result of this inspection.

“Young people are safer. This is because they now receive the help they need to take control of their harmful behaviour.

“Risk assessments are more detailed and there has been a dramatic reduction in the number of incidents.

On one occasion, when staff were inconsistent in their approach, the registered manager took prompt action.

“The intervention of the registered manager enhanced the protection of young people.

“Improvement has been made to the managerial oversight of physical interventions.

“Everyone involved in any incident that has resulted in a physical intervention can now receive a debrief following the incident with a manager. Improvements have been made to the environment.

“Communal areas have benefited from being redecorated. This has created more welcoming surroundings where young people can relax and socialise.

“The registered manager has improved her oversight of staff training and development. Staff know that the organisation is investing in their performance and their professional development.”