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Residential children’s homes


A residential children’s home (or children's home) is a place where children and young people live when they cannot be at home with their own families. Children's homes look after children from many different backgrounds and with often challenging life experiences.  As with all children, their individual needs and ambitions are encouraged by staff so that they can keep their sense of personal identity and, wherever possible, links with their communities.

Residential children’s homes aim to provide:

  • A safe and stable place for children and young people to develop and grow
  • Opportunities for children and young people to talk through some of the difficult issues they might have faced as well as their ambitions for the future

In residential children's homes you may find roles such as:

  • Residential Child Care Manager
  • Residential Child Care Deputy Manager
  • Residential Child Care Senior Care Worker
  • Residential Child Care Worker

Find out more about what Social Care Wales are doing to help improve the lives of children who are looked after or care experienced in their resources and guidance.

Roles within Residential children’s homes

Below are some of the jobs available in Children’s Homes.

Residential Child Care Senior Care Worker


As a Residential Child Care Senior Care Worker, you’ll support children and young people, and provide person-centred care.

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Residential Child Care Worker


As a Residential Child Care Worker, you’ll support children and young people, and provide person-centred care.

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Residential Child Care Deputy Manager


As a Residential Child Care Deputy Manager, you’ll have thorough knowledge of the care plan for the children and young people who live in the home.

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Residential Child Care Manager


As a Residential Child Care Manager, you’ll set the operational direction and organise the effective running of the home.

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