Secure Accommodation Network | Secure Children’s Homes

SAN is chaired by Dave Clarke, Registered Manager
at the Lincolnshire SCH. The Deputy Chair is Thirza Smith, who is the
Registered Manager for Clayfields SCH (Nottinghamshire). Dave and Thirza
are supported by a core group of members to develop and lead SAN
practices within secure children’s homes (England and Wales).

The core group includes:-

  • Kieran Hill, Registered Manager at Aldine House SCH (Sheffield) who
    leads on business reporting and the management of the secure children’s
    homes website;
  • Alison Sykes, Registered Manager of Vinney Green SCH (South Gloucester) who is the SAN treasurer.
  • Francis N’Jie, Registered Manager at Adel Beck SCH (Leeds) who leads on policy, practice guidance and workforce development.
  • Melanie Prince, Head of Education at Clare Lodge SCH (Peterborough)
    who leads and advises on education and vocational development,
    accreditation, improvement and attainment.

The core group holds regular meetings and assigns SAN members to be
representatives on a range of organisational, government and regional
practice and development initiatives relation to secure accommodation
when necessary.

SAN holds 2 or 3 annual national meetings for members, stakeholders
and partner organisations to share good practice and agree on a range of
service development and improvements.

Secure Accommodation Network | Secure Children’s Homes

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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