Kingfishers Children's Home In Parkside Drive Rated Outstanding by Ofsted

The home, pictured inside.

A Houghton Regis children's home has been rated outstanding across the board by Ofsted.
Kingfishers, which is run by the council, offers short-term respite stays for children with learning and/or physical disabilities.

The home can accommodate four children aged 8 to 18 at any time and currently supports approximately 35 families.

It was inspected in December and the report highlights that Kingfishers “provides highly effective services that consistently exceeds the standards of good. The actions of the home contribute to significantly improved outcomes for children and young people who need help, protection and care”.

The Kingfisher unit provides a service for young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and associated challenging behaviours.