Gold for Salisbury child care organisation

Gold for Salisbury child care organisation

Published at 10:16am 14th January 2020.

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Five Rivers Child Care has been accredited by Investors in People and say they're 'delighted'.

The social enterprise, which specialises in the care of vulnerable young people has been given the Gold accrediatation in the We Invest in People scheme by Investors in People.

Less than 20% of organistations taking part in the scheme achieve that standard.

The accolade for Five Rivers Child Care is also special given they're currently celebrating their 30th anniversary year. 

They started in 1989 in Salisbury, running a therapeutic children's home.

Services since then have grown to include foster care, residential homes, specialist schooling, therapies and more - working right across the UK.

CEO and Founder, Pam McConnell says the award is really important to them:

"I'm delighted that we have achieved the Gold Accreditation in our 30th year. It recognises the hard work of all our employees throughout the organisation, and the work which they do to constantly improve our services to children and young people. As a Social Enterprise, we reinvest 51% of our surplus into our services so that we can provide the best outcomes possible to looked-after children."

Investors in People Gold award January 2020
The plaque to mark the Investors in People accolade proudly displayed at their Salisbury headquarters

WHAT IS INVESTORS IN PEOPLE? 

They were set up in 1991, as a government project to 'make work better'.

They're a community interest company, so non-profit - and 11 million people work for companies that have been accredited by them.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: 

"We'd like to congratulate Five Rivers Child Care. Gold accreditation on We Invest in People is a fantastic effort for any organisation, and places Five Rivers in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people."

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