Award follows recent Estyn excellence accolade


Our residential home at Headlands School has won the Best Children’s Home accolade at the 13th annual Bright Sparks awards ceremony at County Hall in Cardiff.

Ceri Gulwell (left) and Maxine Cahill with the Bright Sparks award

The annual event brings together young care leavers and looked after children to celebrate the achievements they have made throughout the year.  It also recognises agencies, organisations and services who have shown particular support for looked after children or care leavers.

headlands boys at ceremony
Headlands students enjoying the awards ceremony

Ceri Gulwell, registered manager for Headlands Residential Children’s Home, said: ‘We are thrilled to win this award in a very strong field.  We have recently won prestigious awards for our all-round educational excellence so to win Best Children’s Home shines a light on the high-quality accommodation we also provide 365 days a year.

‘We go the extra mile to ensure a home from home setting with expert support for children and young people who face significant challenges in their young lives. We are exceptionally proud that, across the board, we are recognised for our total commitment to ensuring our students have every opportunity, including a safe and stable home, to thrive and flourish in life.’   

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