Our residential provision is committed to delivering high standards of care and supporting young people and families to achieve positive change. We have two residential houses on the main site in Burntisland, situated in close proximity to the residential school. The Lodge provides placements for five young people, with each young person having their own room and en-suite facilities. Young people are actively encouraged to decorate their rooms and the communal areas of the house, to ensure that it provides a child friendly, warm and safe environment. Starley House provides placements for eight young people with a number of communual areas where young people can enjoy the space and resources on offer.
Both Starley House and the Lodge are well equipped to ensure that young people are actively engaged. Young people have access to computers, games consoles, board games, jigsaws, arts and crafts, and books. In the surrounding area, young people can take advantage of the open space and outdoor activities, including trampolines, basket swings, rope swings, our sports pitch, bikes and scooters, archery and basketball. Young people also enjoy helping grow fruit and vegetables on our allotment. The Lodge and Starley are mixed houses that meet the needs of girls and boys aged 10 years and upwards.
The staffing ratios are high on our main residential site to ensure young people are provided with consistent levels of care, support and protection. In each of our residential houses there is a Team Leader, supported by a number of Senior Care Workers and residential care staff. We are committed to ensuring that all our staff have the necessary knowledge, skills and qualifications to meet the complex needs of the young people in our care. All care staff at Starley Hall are registered with the SSSC and have achieved or are working towards completion of their HNC/SVQ 3 in Social Care.
A great many of our staff have additional qualifications including degrees, SVQ 4, and Managers' Awards. Continous Professional Development of our staff is key to ensuring that they continue to grow and develop their knowledge and practice. Regular training in Child Protection, Attachment Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, self-harm, communicating with traumatised children, sexually harmful behaviour, and domestic violence allows us to meet the needs of a wide range of children and young people.