About Dudley Lodge
Dudley Lodge is a UK registered charity and one of the leading Family Assessment Centres in England and Wales. At Dudley Lodge, our focus is to keep families together when it is safe and in the best interest of the child to do so. We assess all types of families from couples to single mothers and fathers of all ages and abilities.
When a family arrives at Dudley Lodge we put together an assessment to suit the need of each individual in order to assess their parenting skills and ability to safely care for their child.
We understand that each family is different and certain things may need adapting in order to achieve the most successful assessment possible.
We have two assessment centres, one in Birmingham, and one in Coventry but we work with families from all over the UK. We are Ofsted regulated and achieved ‘Outstanding’ status for our centre in Coventry, and ‘Good’ for our centre in Birmingham.
What does a day at Dudley Lodge Look Like?
Every day can be different for our residents depending on their needs and circumstances. Residents are assessed on daily parenting techniques such as general care with feeding, nappy changes, bath time, safety and protection, and emotional warmth.
Our assessments are more than just observing you and your child, our friendly and highly trained staff are here to offer advice and support to help develop your skills in areas beyond parenting. We run groups to help you in areas like cooking, self esteem and play sessions with your child.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions to find out more.
We believe that:
- All children have the right to have their safety and welfare needs met.
- All adults have a responsibility to respond to concerns, worries and doubts regarding the safety and wellbeing of children.
- It is people who make the difference, and to give their best they must be treated with dignity and respect.
If you have any questions, please contact us.