More success for Brent’s short breaks centre

12 July 2017

The Ade Adepitan Short Breaks Centre in Kingsbury has once again been rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

 

Opened in 2013 and named by young people after wheelchair basketball champion - Ade Adepitan, the centre is for local children and young people aged 5-18 with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex health needs, physical disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders.

 

In the report, Ofsted praised the outstanding quality of the centre's consistent, highly personalised and individualised care. They commented on how the registered manager and staff team are highly aspirational and how they do not allow profound disabilities, and complex medical conditions to limit their high ambitions for children and young people.

 

A parent whose daughter attends the centre, said:

 

"She has an amazing time at the centre. She positively bounces home smiling, chatting and talking about the weekend. It's amazing how happy and settled she is."

 

Cllr Mili Patel, Brent Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:

 

"The Ade Adepitan Short Breaks Centre is a wonderful place for children and young people to spend time at, and I am not surprised that it has once again been rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

 

"The staff at the centre love what they do and the children and young people who attend the centre love visiting. Many congratulations to the centre for this fantastic result.

 

"We are committed to protecting services such as these to ensure that all of our children and young people in Brent are provided with the very best services."

 

The full Ofsted report can be viewed at www.ofsted.gov.uk.