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Welcome to Halliwell - A social enterprise delivering clinically informed practice.

Halliwell is a social enterprise offering "clinically informed practice" through the medium of education, fostering and residential care. Our objective is to enhance the psychological health of children within the care system. Our Restorative Parenting® Recovery Programme is a therapeutic re-parenting programme which focuses on addressing the emotional, behavioural, social and developmental needs of the child.  Our approach sets us apart from standard residential child care providers in that it is clinically informed in every aspect of the child’s lived therapeutic experience with the specific aim of helping traumatised children achieve psychological well being.

The Restorative Parenting® Recovery Programme operates on an environmental, interpersonal and individual level. Psychological growth and recovery is facilitated through the applied understanding of childhood trauma and attachment needs, Positive Behaviour Management and a focus on engagement and achievement through active participation in education and a wide range of activities. Our practice is guided by knowledge and experience of the power of the narrative and reframing, solution focused approaches and is responsive, consistent and attuned to the child’s needs.

The progress of Individual children is monitored on a monthly basis through the Restorative Parenting Recovery Index and through the use of additional normed psychological scales where appropriate. Detailed discussion of children’s progress takes place at monthly consultations with a psychologist and additional input is provided on a flexible basis by Halliwell’s clinical team, which includes Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology.

Free CPD Events Announced for 2017

Following on from the success of our free CPD events in 2016, a series of free events has now been confirmed for 2017. These one day CPD sessions will provide delegates with both a theoretical overview of the Restorative Parenting® practice model and a practical understanding of how Halliwell deliver the model to achieve successful transitions for children back in to mainstream education and stable transitions for children from residential to fostering settings.


 Feedback from previous CPD Event Attendees:


 "Really enjoyed the day, it has given me avenues to pursue and will help me develop my everyday practice." 

  “Very informative. Tremendous levels of expertise all round. I will be asking to integrate several ideas into my practise and cascade to the team.”

The dates and locations for events are as follows:

4th May – Salford

6th June – Birmingham

13th July – London


Places are very limited but guaranteed for professionals working for a local authority so if you are interested in attending an event, please complete this form (click here) and return it to Lunch will be provided at the event.

Halliwell Clinical Team Paper Published in Journal
At Halliwell, we offer a recovery programme which is clinically informed and our clinical team has recently written a paper highlighting the significance of the physical environment in our residential homes and schools and how it can support the recovery of children who have suffered trauma and abuse. This research will be published in the Scottish Journal of Residential Childcare this month. For more information visit the website for the Centre For Excellent for Looked after Children in Scotland (CELCIS) here.

New Residential Home and Additional Placement Availability On Our Programme.

The research noted above has played a central role in the development of our new thearpeutic residential home Orchard Grove and it's adjoining school, Maple House, which will be opening later this month. For more information on Orchard Grove or for information on our referrals process, visit our referrals page here