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Assessment Centre

Granary Families Assessment Centre

Our Mission

“To provide a compassionate environment for families where robust, fair and evidence-based assessments of parenting skills and capability for Local Authority and Courts are conducted.  Relationships between families and babies are formed, nurtured and supported to be the best they can prior to reintegration in the community or possible separation.

Dedicated professionals provide a range of parental assessments and holistic therapeutic services to build better relationships in a homely and intimate environment.

Our service is rooted in Christian values.  It is transformational and non-discriminatory, and we ensure the child is central to everything we do, irrespective of disability, race, culture, sexual orientation, religion, gender or ethnic background”.


The residential assessments that we offer vary from family to family and the length is dependent on the courts. During the assessment we operate in a phased manner with regular reviews and decisions to promote the welfare of child. Our dedicated team of professionals work closely together to create the individual care plans.  

The Centre works closely with a wide range of professionals to secure positive outcomes for prospective families and their children. They are kept safe and at the centre of all planning and activities. The needs wishes and feelings of the child are central to our services. This is achieved by following holistic and individualist care plans which are evidence based. These can then be used to inform professionals at all levels of the mother’s parenting, emotional current functioning capacity and future capabilities.

Granary Families offers a tranquil environment where a wide range of therapeutic services are readily accessible, including the provision of the child being looked after by staff in emergencies.  


Families we work with

We can work with with all types of families; from parents (couples and single parents) and their newborn baby through to larger families which may include teenage children. The teams at our houses are all highly qualified and experienced. They also have also specialist experience in different areas affecting families such as

  • Learning difficulties
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health issues including personality disorder
  • Teenage mothers






"I like it because you get lots of opportunities to shine"
Dominic (10), Active Holiday Camps
"We are very pleased with the care provided by the after-school club in Grimsdkye. My son is always looking forward to the school club. The children are provided with nutritious snack as well. The carers are attentive and kind towards the children. Thank you"
Savitha Mallya, Parent
"My son looks forward to after school club. I struggle to get him to collect his things and leave when I arrive!"
Marcia Campbell, Parent
"My daughter loves the after school club. When she first came in she was very quiet and she didn’t have much confidence. They helped her to open up to other kids. The staff is very friendly and helpful."
Lili Zietkiewicz, Parent
"I think it's really fun I love it"
Tia (7)
"Great service and reliable"
Susan Espinheiro, Parent
"Everyone is nice, Everyone is kind to other people"
Jaja (4)
"Both of my boys attend after school 3 days a week and I am very pleased with the Club. The staff members are very friendly and look after the children well. They engage the kids in various fun activities and my kids always come back home happy! Thanks"
Shobha Iyer, Parent
"I like playing and I like all the teachers, my most favourite thing is my best friend"
Faheem (8), Active Holiday Camps
"I like that we make lots of friends and the staff are very friendly"
Jasmine (8), Active Holiday Camps