Author Archives: Jessica Seal

‘Outstanding’ Fostering

‘Outstanding’ Fostering Ofsted has recently inspected our Fostering Service and judged us as Outstanding overall. We are so proud all of the amazing children, foster carers and staff members that we work with at Channels & Choices. “Children make Outstanding progress while living with C&C Foster Carers” (Ofsted 2018) If you would like to read […]

The Sallygate School Ofsted Inspection

The Sallygate School had their Ofsted Inspection just before Christmas and we now have the final report. We are pleased to announce that we have been judged ‘Outstanding’ for behaviour and well being with ‘Good’ judgments in all other areas. Its been 4 years since the last inspection and we would like to thank all […]

Essex County Council Suppliers Recognition Award

We have won an award! We are delighted to announce that our innovative Stepping Stones Programme won the 2017 Supplier Recognition Award from Essex County Council. Ross and Nick attended Essex Council where they were presented with the award by the Mayor of Essex. ‘Essex County Council’s Supplier of the Year Award 2017 for our […]

Firework Community Event – 3rd November 2017

In November, Channels and Choices organised a Firework Display for all of the young people and adults. We had a brilliant turnout of 200 people and was a great start to our community events. There was popcorn, hot dogs, burgers, chips and also a Hog Roast. This was held at Deal Town FC who said […]

We have won an award!

In November, we were delighted to hear that our innovative Stepping Stones Programme won the 2017 Supplier Recognition Award from Essex County Council. The winner for the Best Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) is Channels & Choices for their ‘Stepping Stone’ fostering program that deals with very complex fostering referrals. Our Directors would like to […]

Communities of Communities November 2017

On Friday 10th November 2017 we held our annual Communities of Communities Day where other providers visit us to complete a Peer Review of the therapeutic service we are providing. ‘The Community of Communities (C of C) is a quality improvement and accreditation programme for Therapeutic Communities (TCs) in the UK and overseas. Our work supports […]

Heart FM Go-Karting for Charity

On Thursday 31 August Ross joined Heart FM for a night of Go-Karting to raise money for Global’s Make Some Noise!   Heart FM and the team raised £4,500 for local charities. Some of the charities they are supporting are: Action For Family Carers ADHD & Autism Support Children’s Liver Disease Foundation Reach, Sebastian’s Action […]

Summer BBQ & Sports Day

After a very rainy weekend we were happy to see the sun was shining for our Summer BBQ and Sports Day at Deal and Betteshanger Rugby Club. The young people and adults unleashed their competitive sides and took part in many games which included: Egg and Spoon Race Sack Race Throwing Bean Bags Relay Race […]

Launch of New Young People’s Guide and Treasure Boxes

The fostering team are really excited this week as they launched our new Young People’s Guide. The new guide has been updated with fun new graphics, versions for older and younger children, information to help our young people as well as including the more recent additions to our team. Alongside the guide all our children […]