A CHILDREN’S home in Padgate is celebrating another ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted, as it receives it for the 11th time in a row.

Westland Drive children’s home, which is run by Warrington Borough Council, received the highest possible rating after its latest inspection.

The home provides respite care for children and young people aged between four and 17 with complex health needs, autism and disabilities.

Inspectors found that the children were well cared for and formed strong and positive relationships with staff.

Staff were also praised for ensuring that all children and young people in the home are treated with dignity and respect, as well as encouraged to express their individual identities.

“I’m thrilled to congratulate the entire team at Westlands Drive on achieving their 11th consecutive ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report,” said Cllr Jean Flaherty, Warrington Borough Council deputy leader and cabinet member for children, families and education.

“It’s a phenomenal achievement and a true testament to the dedication and hard work of everyone at the home.

“It’s clear that the staff are doing an exceptional job, and their commitment to the children in their care shines through in the report.”

The care home received the maximum rating in each of the three categories in which it was judged – the overall experiences and progress of young people, how well they are helped and protected and the effectiveness of leaders and managers.

“We are committed to proving outstanding care and support for all of Warrington’s children and young people, so it’s fantastic that, in Westland Drive, we have a children’s home we can be really proud of,” said Cllr Jean Flaherty.

“The high quality of care they provide, which is helping children reach their full potential, means this latest Ofsted success is well deserved.”