Author Archives: Jessica Seal

Brian Blessed and Channels and Choices

On Wednesday 26 July 2017 Directors Ross and Steve had the experience of attending Global Radio in Leicester Square, London to meet with Brian Blessed for our new fostering radio campaign! They were greeted warmly and met with the big man himself who shared stories and tales of his life which unfortunately we are unable […]

KSCB Trainer of the Year Award

Huge congratulations to Paulette Holliday on winning the Kent Safeguarding Children Board Trainer of the Year Award. Paulette is our in house trainer (as well as our HR and Safeguarding Manager!) who delivers courses on Safeguarding, E-Safety (for adults and young people), CSE including Lottie and Zak Training plus many more. She has also recently […]

Fundraising for Smile Malawi

The Sallygate School, part of the Channels and Choices Therapeutic Community are fundraising throughout the year in aid of Smile Malawi. Smile Malawi is a charitable trust founded in the UK to help orphaned and vulnerable children in Malawi. The Sallygate School will also be dedicating some learning activities throughout the year. The first event […]

Family Actvity Day – Easter Half Term

On a bright and sunny day in April, the Foster team, foster carers and children went for a day out at Leeds Castle. We started the day walking through the gardens, and the children, young people (and some adults) had great fun taking part in the Leeds Castle Easter trail, where they managed to win […]

Group Therapy

  The aim of a therapy group is to provide a safe space where young people can develop relationships with each other and with their therapists. They have the opportunity to engage in therapeutic play and through this they are able socialise and explore their own thoughts and feelings, as well as the thoughts and […]

Channels and Choices Poem

A Channels and Choices Home A house that you may come to, At first you may not feel at home, We promote contact with family, Face to face or on the phone The adults here are very friendly, They will help you settle in, You can personalise your bedroom, Even down to the colour of […]

Haunted Halloween Party

Our latest community event took place last week with Bridge End hosting a Spooktacular Halloween Party! We had The Addams Family, a scary corpse cheerleader bride, 2 frightening Vampires, a Ninjago, 2 Jokers, The Jigsaw Puppet (Billy), a Evil Butcher and a Scaredy Cat. There was plenty of fun to be had with games including Zombie […]

Latest Ofsted Inspections

  Recently at Channels and Choices, we have had several Ofsted Inspections and we are proud to say that our 4th children’s home in a row has received Outstanding in all areas. Although the inspections can be tiring for our Managers and Teams (and the young people!) we pride ourselves on ensuring that everything that we […]