Hill House and Blossom House are the registered children’s homes, owned by The Galtee Clinic. The Galtee Clinic is a limited liability company registered in the Republic of Ireland and owned by Dr. Toby Haslam-Hopwood. The Galtee Clinic employs a Service Manager and Centre Managers of each of the residential homes. Each of the houses are looked after by House Pedagogues who live and work in each of the homes. Each of the children has an Primary Activity Therapist who report directly to the House Manager. Toby, a Senior Clinical Psychologist, is employed by The Galtee Clinic who is responsible for the clinical oversight of the programmes offered to the children and their families.
The Registered Service Manager of the Galtee Clinic is Ms. Claire Warren. Ms. Warren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, Hons. Degree and is registered with the Resident Managers’ Association of Ireland and has over 20 years experience of working in residential care in Ireland.
Two House Pedagogues live permanently in Hill House with the residents. Both of the House Pedagogues hold relevant qualifications in Social Pedagogy and have extensive experience providing professional child care.
In addition Hill House employs two Activity Therapists for every young person. All Activity Therapists hold a relevant qualification in an area suitable to providing professional child care.
Each staff member is appropriately qualified and Garda vetted. All staff receive a clear induction at the commencement of their employment and receive regular training and supervision regarding the theoretical and practical aspects of their work.
Through this structure, and the Social Pedagogy model of care we have adopted, we aim to provide a marriage between specialised, qualified, professional foster care and a full residential team support – all of which is clinically overseen by Dr. Toby Haslam-Hopwood.