Welcome to Keys Children’s Family Assessment Centres, where we empower parents and families to make informed decisions about their children’s future and living arrangements.
Our nurturing approach ensures that you receive the support you need without judgment.
What is Family or Parenting Assessment?
Social workers and Judges sometimes have to make very difficult decisions about the futures of babies and their families.
Sometimes after a baby is born, they recommend that it is best that a parent, or family, spends time in a parenting assessment centre with their child, where experts can carefully observe them with their baby and assess parenting.
They then create an in-depth assessment which helps the professionals around the family make the best, and sometimes very difficult, decision for them and their baby.
What are Keys Family Assessment Centres?
Keys Family Assessment Centres offer a safe, supportive and collaborative environment for those assessments to be made and reports prepared.
Our centres offer residential parenting assessments, with babies and families staying with us for between 12 and 16 weeks, depending on their needs.
It is our role, and the purpose of our in-depth assessments, to help the professionals working with the parents, including judges, to make the best decisions for babies and their families.
Our four Centres are warm, welcoming and supportive places.
Unlike other family or parenting assessment services, we do not use CCTV to monitor or observe families; we believe in creating environments where relationships and nurturing are the key elements.
When we observe families, it is always with the utmost respect and sensitivity.
Each Centre offers a high level of staffing numbers, ensuring support is always available for families, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The aim is to replicate family life and reinforce positive parenting by creating a caring, nurturing, homely environment 24 hours a day.
Keys Family Assessment Centres are regulated, and regularly inspected, by Ofsted.
Discover Crown House, our family assessment centre located in the picturesque Great Malvern. With registration for up to 8 families, we provide tailored assessments for parents to evaluate their capabilities in routine childcare tasks. Our dedicated staff ensures you have the support you need throughout the process.
Nestled in Stourport-on-Severn, Victoria Villa is a residential family assessment Centre which can support up to six families and offers 12-week evidence-based assessments.
We offer a person-centred approach, making reasonable adjustments where necessary to individualise the assessment process. Each family has their own bedroom with an en-suite. There are homely shared spaces including a kitchen, lounges, playroom/nursery, dining room and laundry room.
Rosa Villa in Brierley Hill, Dudley, accommodates up to nine families. We offer family rooms for those with older children and babies, as well as fully accessible rooms for individuals with mobility challenges. Enjoy extensive outdoor spaces and welcoming communal areas, including a kitchen, nursery, and lounges. Our convenient location serves families from Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Birmingham, and Wolverhampton, allowing you to maintain local connections for work and social life.
Located in Wellington, Telford, Clairmont is our female-only Family Assessment Centre with expertise in aiding women facing significant mental health challenges and survivors of domestic abuse. We provide a stepping stone for mothers recovering from post-partum psychosis or enduring mental health issues, often accompanied by additional needs like learning difficulties or substance misuse. With space for five families, Clairmont offers a welcoming environment with ensuite bedrooms, communal spaces, a nursery, laundry facilities, and a secure garden. Our placements typically range from 14 to 24 weeks, ensuring a thorough assessment process at a gentle pace that allows families to heal.
Start Your Journey with Us
If you’re in need of a family assessment, Keys is here to support you.
Contact us to begin your journey towards the best possible outcomes for your family and children. For Referrals or initial discussion:
Call 01684 577496 Email [email protected]