The Oaks

The Oaks can be located in the town of Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees.

The house has been specifically designed to care for and support a maximum of four children and young people aged between 8-17 years of age. The Oaks has a large driveway to the front of the building, additional parking to the rear and an extremely large back garden that is more than ample for a number of outdoor recreational activities. After an extensive renovation,  The Oaks now comprises of four double bedrooms (two with en-suite), two communal sitting rooms, a large dining kitchen, bathroom, WC and a separate utility room.

We provide an innovative range of services to meet the individual needs of children and young people whilst creating a warm family environment. Our young people are supported in attending mainstream school, alternative education, training or work placements and maintain close links to sporting, leisure and community clubs / activities.

If you would like further information, please refer to the contact page as this will provide you with the necessary phone number / email address to manage any questions you may have.

Registered Manager - Andrew O’Shea
Andy previously worked in the capacity of a learning support practitioner in 2 behavioural specialist schools for 10 years prior to becoming a residential care worker. He has taken his learning experience from an educational setting and applied it to the residential service creating an inclusive environment that benefits the children and staff team. After six years and several promotions, Andy is now the Registered Manager at The Oaks.

Level 3 diploma in residential childcare. QCF Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.
Kim Golding “Nurturing Attachments”; Team Teach physical intervention.; Safeguarding; Trauma Informed Practice and PACE, LSI and IOSH, Safer Recruitment, Andy has a sports science degree, Andy has various qualifications and has team teach certificates. Andy has also had restorative approach training. He is also a Team Teach instructor for the company.

Assistant Manager - Gemma Robinson

Gemma has gained significant experience from working in a number of private and Local Authority Provisions that have included Middlesbrough Council’ Edge of Care Future for Families. Here Gemma worked both on an outreach and within a hub setting engaging with young people most at risk of their home lives becoming unstable and facing the difficulties of being homeless, NEET and increase risk of criminality, Gemma has worked with an array of professionals to best support young people facing or being part of crisis situations.

BTEC National Diploma in Early Years and Education, QCF level 3 in Residential Children’s work force, Level 5 in Leadership and Management. Level 2 in Safeguarding Children and young people.  Level 5 supervision, Team Teach, Level 3 in Administering Medication Emergency First Aid, Fire safety, food safety, health and safety, safeguarding and infection control. LSI (Life Space Interventions) PACE