At VAL’s Community, Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do


At VAL’s Community, we have a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination


At VAL's Community, our values and ethos compliment the highly regulated industry we work in

Emotional Resilience

At VAL's Community, we work together to build emotional resilience


At VAL's Community, our values and ethos support good teamwork

Young People

At VAL's Community, we build on skills that will nurture our young people to achieve good outcomes

What we do

We provide a safe and nurturing environment to young people who have some of the most complex diagnoses in the country

Our homes and schools look after children with Learning Disabilities including Profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD,) Down Syndrome, Prader Willi Syndrome and Autism. We offer a protected environment with a community of adults dedicated to their safety and security.

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Our homes and schools
across the UK

Why and how do we support and look after children with such complex needs

In 2020, 10,032 children identified as having Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).

In January 2018, 26% of children with a statement or EHC plan and with a primary SEN associated learning disability, were being educated in mainstream schools.


referrals made for children in need in 2022, with over 69% of CLA being abused or having significant LD needs


of our recruitment is done with inclusivity in mind


of our services are rated Good or Compliant


of staff have access to wellbeing packages as soon as they start their role


of nominated staff won awards at the National Great British Care Awards


AQA Units Awards achieved by our young people in Summer 2022

Our Clinical Pathway

Val’s Community works with a number of key stakeholders to give our children and young people the best opportunities in life.

The clinical support offered is dedicated and bespoke input into the care plans of each of our children from specialist mental health service provider.

VAL’s Community’s aim is to help children and young people manage and process their unresolved traumatic experiences using evidence-based practice, encouraging active participation and rewarding progress to foster a sense of achievement.

The clinicians that work with our children and young people are registered through professional bodies such as HCPC, BPS, UKCP and receive training and supervision from registered clinicians who work to the highest standards of Clinical Governance.

They support our residential and education care teams through regular consultation, bespoke clinical training and unique programmes.

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We work with and are recognised by multiple authorities

Meet the Management Team