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Buckby House

Buckby House provides accommodation and care for up to five young people, both male and female. It is located in the semi-rural village of Long Buckby, Northamptonshire.


Ofsted URN no. 1256060
Rating - Good
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Buckby House opened in April 2007. It provides accommodation and care for up to five young people, both male and female. It is located in the semi-rural village of Long Buckby, Northamptonshire. The village setting offers good local amenities, including two supermarkets, bank, post office, railway station with a good commuter service to London, local bus service and health centre and a library. It is within the Guilsborough Secondary School catchment area. Strong relationships have been built with local colleges which provides various vocational courses for young people.


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Young People:

One young person says that “this is the best children’s home they have been to.”


“Abbey House has helped me with my substance misuse.”


“Abbey House is a welcoming home and easy to settle into.”



“Everyone at Abbey House tries really hard to help my son with everything and god bless all the staff for helping him.”


“Thank you so much for everything you have done for K and our family. You are all really special people and you have given me much needed support and advice. I now feel confident that K’s future is us. Many thanks D and family.”




“An outstanding level of care is supported by caring and knowledgeable members of staff and underpinned by strong management leadership. Good outcomes for young people are promoted to a high standard. Care arrangements are extremely well structured with exceptional management oversight of all aspects of the service.”


“Young people are very positive about the quality of care that they receive and are able to identify the progress they have made while living at the home. There is a relaxed atmosphere within the home with young people befitting form positive relationships and mutual respect shown between staff and young people.”


“The outcomes for young people are outstanding. Young people are involved in placement planning and understand what is expected in relation to rules and boundaries.”


“This is an extremely well managed home which meets the aims and objectives of the Statement of Purpose. Young people’s needs are met to a high standard by experienced and well-trained staff.”


“Young people are cared for in a safe and well maintained environment. The organisation understands issues of health and safety and has implemented a range of monitoring checks and risk management strategies which support safeguarding arrangements”



Aaron Shambrook is the registered manager of Buckby House, he has worked with children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties between the ages of 10 and 18 since July 2016. Aaron has a BSc hons degree in Sport and Exercise Science and currently completing his QCF level 5 in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care. Aaron has worked his way from a support worker to managing Buckby and believes every young person needs a champion and the home is dedicated in establishing this.