Care Inspectorate report welcomed as a positive reflection on CHT caregivers

March 14, 2024

“Young people, who are at the heart of what we do, are found to be thriving.”

Carolina House Trust’s Foster Care and Adult Placement (Continuing Care) services were inspected by the Care Inspectorate from December 2023 to February 2024.

On the publication of the Inspection Reports our Chief Operating Officer, Sara Lovelock said:

“I would like to thank all of the young people, carers, staff and community members who engaged so positively with the inspection process. All of this hard work has resulted in a very positive inspection outcome for both services which was based on very thorough and respectful scrutiny.

It is very important for an organisation to honestly know itself and the areas for improvement identified are a welcome basis to support change.

As a Growth Mindset community, we welcome the opportunity to celebrate success and also to celebrate the opportunity to change and improve.

Most importantly a positive inspection report means that the young people, who are at the heart of what we do, are found to be thriving with the support of our caregivers and the community.”

The key points from the report were:

  • Children, young people and their families were treated with dignity, respect and compassion.
  • Children and young people grew in confidence as they learnt new skills in education and community settings.
  • Caregivers felt supported by the ‘extended family’ approach promoted by the service.
  • Children and young people participated in a wide range of local and agency activities and events.
  • Staff and caregivers enjoyed quality training, providing evidence of how learning was applied in practice.
  • Growth mindset principles of belief in ability and skill development through effort and determination was evident.
  • The management team lead by example through honest conversations and acknowledging mistakes which promoted a safe culture of learning.

You can read the Inspection Report for each service in full on the Care Inspectorate website and they can be reached from our Governance page: