The Haven

Children & Young People




Harwich, Essex, UK


London & Essex

Contact Details

Manager: Sarah Whitland


Tel:  01255 551793

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*Please note, the safeguarding of children and young people we support is at the forefront of all we do. That’s why the locations of our children’s residential homes are undisclosed and the map pin highlights their closest town or city.

Haven House offers a safe, nurturing, and empowering home in Harwich, Essex, for up to five young people between the ages of 8 to 18 years who may have Social and Emotional Mental Health needs.

We provide young people with a physically nurturing environment with social learning opportunities, including the promotion of health, wellbeing and dedicated emotional and behavioural support. Our primary aim is to provide each child with the necessary tools and support needed to aid their transition back into foster care, independent living or return back to family home. The cycle of assessment – monitoring, evaluation and review – will identify the support required to ensure the young person is able to build on areas of strength and make progress in all areas of need.

Haven House aims to empower children in the decision-making process. Our model of care is underpinned by our values of:

  • Respecting the individual child’s experience (recognising and building resilience)
  • Healing through relationships (attachment)
  • Learning for Life (social learning) “

“The children are nicely settled and making progress in many areas. The children’s risk-taking has reduced. They rarely go missing from the home and there are few incidents.”

Ofsted Report, March 2020


“One child plays football in a local team and another child likes to buy and sell items. The staff know what the children like and support their interests with transport and encouragement.”

Ofsted Report, March 2020