Trevi’s Daffodil family centre celebrates Ofsted achievement

Trevi are delighted to announce that their Daffodil Family Centre has been awarded a ‘Good’ Ofsted Rating on its very first inspection.

The Daffodil Family Centre, which opened its doors in early 2020, is a national parenting assessment centre based in Plymouth. It offers a strength-based parenting assessment that aims to support the parent to identify what changes they need to make to keep their child safe.

The team strives to deliver a professional, empathetic service, and one in which all their residents can have their individual needs heard and respected. This is achieved by the hard work of Daffodil’s expert team, which comprises of two Social Workers, a team of Family Support Workers, and a Clinical Psychologist; headed up by the highly experienced Service Manager Margaret Bersey. The staff are incredibly proud to be recognised for their work at the Centre in such a short space of time.

Margaret says, ‘We are so very pleased that all the work, understanding and huge human effort that happens here at Daffodil every single day and night, to safeguard children’s futures, has been recognised by Ofsted. Achieving a good standard throughout all aspects of the inspection shows my team’s dedication.

‘Our top priority is always making sure the needs of the children are met for a happy, fulfilling childhood, and we will continue to put them at the Centre of all we do.’

Ofsted recognised the approach that Daffodil have to their family assessments and commented,

‘The environment at the Centre is warm and welcoming. Parents spoke highly of the facilities and the support they received. The staff team is highly skilled, with many staff members having a breadth of experience in social care and associated roles.’

While undergoing assessment at Daffodil, mothers are encouraged to use the therapeutic services on offer at Trevi’s Sunflower Women’s Centre, less than a five-minute walk away. Many mothers who have come through Daffodil have continued to engage with these services.

Kayleigh spent time at Daffodil with her son. Since then, she has continued to access support services at Sunflower, achieving her Peer Mentoring qualification.

Kayleigh says, ‘I was so anxious when I went to Daffodil, but I soon realised I didn’t need to worry. The staff were so welcoming, all they wanted to do was support you to be the best parent you can be.’

You can read the report for yourself in full on the Ofsted website.

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