Family centre is praised

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A RESIDENTIAL centre for vulnerable South Yorkshire children has been given an ‘outstanding’ rating by inspectors.

Barnsley’s Gawber Road centre assesses and supports parents whose care of their children is being evaluated for family courts.

Inspectors from Ofsted praised the way the centre meets the health and education needs of families.

Caroline Huxford, co-owner of operating firm Twenty Four-Seven, said: “This is a fantastic achievement.

“We are one of very few residential family centres nationally that have such a rating, and the only one north of Birmingham.

“It is reward for all the hard work and dedication that our team have put in to ensure that we provide a quality, outstanding service.”

The Gawber Road centre opened in 2004 and can accommodate six families.