Meadow View Children’s Home are celebrating after being the first 52 week provision in the country to be awarded ‘ADHD Friendly Children’s Home’ status by the ADHD Foundation.

The Meadow View staff team recently undertook specialist training to ensure their understanding, knowledge and ability to support young people with ADHD and co-occurring conditions were of the highest standard.

This was the first time that the ADHD Foundation, the UK’s leading ADHD charity, had delivered such training to children’s home staff, with other Witherslack Group children’s homes currently working to achieve the same status.

Rufus Dawodu, the Registered Manager of Meadow View, proudly commented,

“I am delighted that we are the first home in the country to receive ADHD child friendly status. As a result of the work undertaken with the ADHD Foundation the team feel much more confident, not only working with children with ADHD but also those without a diagnosis, but exhibiting traits. The training has also aided us in cementing effective strategies to support these children; strategies that are effective and also bespoke to each child are now embedded in our daily support plans. This has been a positive and enlightening journey, with already tangible improvements in the outcomes for the children we care for”.

Tony Lloyd, CEO of the ADHD Foundation, added, “We are delighted that Witherslack Group have recognised the need for developing the workforce with regard to the care of children and young  people with ADHD.  Enabling neurodiverse young people to become psychologically resilient and realise their potential is a shared objective for the ADHD Foundation and indeed for the entire children’s workforce.”

Congratulations to the team at Meadow View Children’s Home for leading the way in this new initiative.