Our Story

The Children’s Homes Training Hub is the UK’s leading provider of training resources to the Children’s Homes care sector providing ground breaking resources which include online courses, face to face sessions alongside stream training.

Sitting within The Children’s Homes Training Hub is The Big Initiative which is a totally free multi-agency social platform created specifically to work together with children’s homes employees offering free resources to empower and upskill on key subjects.

The Initiative works together with leading practitioners to provide a free specialist online course every 8 weeks in addition to free preventative courses for young people. Free well-being courses to support an adult’s mental health alongside free parental courses to help a parent nurture their children.

We Specialise

All of our training is fully compliant and adheres to the current legislation in each country

Children's Home

The UK's most popular network of practitioners, whose backgrounds are all specific to the children's home sector. Over 450 CPD accredited subjects covering all of your mandatory, specialist, therapeutic, first aid, and de-escalation options.

Access everything from exceptional off-the-shelf group sessions to bespoke made-to-measure training days. Training that is centred around the young people in your care and the level of the learners attending.

As part of The Big Initiative, we are committed to providing additional support resources to run alongside your face to face training free of charge, to improve outcomes for young people.

Children's Home Employee

Children living in a residential care home need the same kind of support and care that all children and young people need, in order to achieve the best they can in terms of their health, education, and all aspects of their development.

We offer exceptional CPD accredited training to empower you to work effectively with young people. We understand that at times you will feel frustrated within your role and it is our job to ensure that you have an effective support network of training and guidance when needed.

As part of The Big Initiative, we support the exceptional work that children's home employees facilitate by providing free specialist training, free well-being training to support your mental health, in addition to the UK's only cohort of free preventative online courses for the young people in your care to access.

Young Person

Every single young person is amazing. But not every young person develops in the same way and the influences around them can be a challenge for some.

As part of The Big Initiative, we offer preventative online courses for young people on real topics such as gangs, knife crime, social media, and bullying – to name a few. The Initiative also offers a multitude of life-skill courses to prepare a young person for adulthood.

Each and every course has been created by leading experts and reviewed by young people across the UK. Their aim is to support young people and help them make better choices in life. The young people's courses have recently been featured on the BBC and are nationally recognised.

Children's Home Trainer

We are proud to be working with the majority of local authorities and over 65% of the private sector, offering exceptional face to face training which is engaging, fun, and interactive, using real case studies.

As a trainer or practitioner, once signed up you will be able to promote your exceptional training free of charge within our system, along with being offered training opportunities within your local area. Pick and choose when you work. Keep yourself active and constantly upskilled in the work you love.

As part of The Big Initiative, we will also support you with your well-being, in addition to other free resources.

Children's Home Innovator

Promote innovative ideas, training, apps, and resources to the entire children's home sector to improve outcomes for children. And join a dedicated children's home community via our forum.

Children's Home Forum

A dedicated forum that is specific to the children's home sector. Share news, stories, and best practice among employees, employers, childminders, and children's home experts.