A children’s home in Moray has been praised for providing exceptional care for its young residents.
The Care Inspectorate recently visited the residential facility Cala in September to produce a report which was presented to Moray councillors on Wednesday.
Cala, which is located in Linkwood, Elgin, is home to up to six young people who are ages 11 and above, received a glowing report from the inspectors.
The children’s home was rated ‘Very Good’ and ‘Good’ for its level of support they provide the young people to improve their mental wellbeing. They were also praised for their planning of personalised care to meet every resident’s need.
Inspectors said in their report that the young children and people experienced “compassion, dignity and respect” which greatly benefited their overall health.
The report further highlighted the positive impact the children’s residential care home’s homely environment, which has a therapeutic effect on the young people.
Inspectors praised the staff, saying: “Young people were always treated with respect and this principle was at the heart of the service’s culture and framework of practice.”
Chair of Moray Council’s Children & Young People’s Services Committee, Councillor Sonya Warren said:
“Our dedicated social workers and care staff centre their care and support around the needs of the children and young people at Cala, and I’m delighted to see the positive feedback from parents, colleagues and our young people.
“We’ll work to implement the improvement suggested by the Care Inspectorate, and continue to provide high-quality services for our young people at Cala.”