First homes open under Ofsted multi-building registration

This week has seen the successful opening of our first services which are registered under Ofsted’s new ‘multi-building children’s homes’ model.  This marks the culmination of months of planning and preparation, in partnership with Ofsted, to reconfigure our existing homes into this new registration model.

AWW has operated a similar model for the last 5 years very successfully, and we are now proud to be the first provider nationally to operate multi building children’s homes.

The operational management, logistics, planning and patience of all stakeholders to make this happen has been incredible. The changes we have implemented will result in 36 of the homes in our current portfolio being registered by the end of August, giving us 9 new services.


This configuration will allow us even more flexibility to be able to match individual children with the most suitable homes and care teams, helping us to provide children with the outstanding, personalised care, health and education programmes which are at the heart of all we do.

At AWW, Adaptation and Collaboration are two of our core Care Values, and it has been a pleasure to work alongside Ofsted to innovate and adapt our operating model in order to respond to new approaches to care. We are proud to continue to be at the forefront of new initiatives in the sector which have a positive impact on the experiences of our children.

Thank you to all the team at AWW who continue to work tirelessly to transform children’s lives. Here’s to the next chapter for AWW!

For further information about our multi-building services and our programmes of care, education, and health, please contact

Robbie Burke, CEO

What Others Say About Us

I am truly taken aback by the level of care you have shown. The staff have gone out of their way to show him the attention and care that he has never had. When I visited him, it was like I was looking at a different child to what he was before he came. He was not like a child in care, he was like a child in a family. You have literally saved his life.

Social Worker

All children and young people thrive, and they make progress while living at the home. Because of the services provided the children and young people experience an individualised, stable and consistent home life. Children and young people benefit from the integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to education and care. They each achieve their full potential and, in many cases, do so beyond previous expectations.


I am so grateful to the AWW team for their dedication and commitment to caring and supporting Sam. He recently reported that being at there gave him the space to think and the opportunity to reflect on his attitude and make plans for his future.

Social Worker

I have to share my delight at Luke’s progress at AWW. Thanks to your support, in the last 17 weeks Luke and has turned his life around significantly. From where he has come from to where he is now, I am so proud of him.

Social Worker

The placement was really good and beneficial to me. The staff were all really supportive and nice and always made themselves available to me if I had any problems. The outdoor activities that were offered helped me to have a better outlook and showed me that I can do so much more in life, and it really helped me process and made me feel like a better person.


As METCO Officer for Cumbria Police I have regular contact with the team at AWW in relation to vulnerable children at risk of CSE and going missing. If a specific incident has occurred, the Home Manager and I speak on the phone to discuss the best way forward. She also attends CSE risk assessment meetings and we receive Philomena Protocol forms when a young person arrives in placement.

Cumbria Police