Pennine View

Pennine View is a registered residential home that accommodates up to four young people of both genders with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. The home is situated in the community of Staincross, a semi-rural village positioned between the market town of Barnsley and the city of Wakefield.

Manager: Dawn Jackson

Age of Young People

Pennine View can accommodate young people of any age; however normally they are between 8 and 18 years old. The admission process is robust and includes the completion of a shared living risk assessment which allows the young people’s needs to be carefully matched with co-residents, including age, stage and emotional development to ensure that the placement is in the best interests of both young people.


Pennine View is a large detached house with large rear, side and front gardens ideal for outdoor activities and summer BBQs. The home consists of four private bedrooms for young people, 2 bathrooms with shower & bath, a large lounge and kitchen/diner. There is also a recreation room with computer facilities, arts & crafts materials and books/resources on a wide ranging amount of topics. There are also 2 offices for care staff to use, one of which doubles as a staff sleep room. All shared areas of the home are accessible to young people. In the interest of confidentiality young people do not have access to the staff office

Pennine View has external CCTV which comprises of 2 cameras that monitor the front of the home. Pennine View complies with the Government guidance ‘Surveillance and monitoring in residential childcare settings’ published in October 2019. The CCTV is in place for protection of the home from an external perspective only. The cameras are permanently switched on however only turn to record mode when movement is detected. The CCTV monitoring screens are accessible to staff in the office where there is privacy.

At Pennine View we endeavour to ensure that a warm homely environment is created to inspire young people to feel safe and secure. The daily routine of the home is centred on the young people’s needs. We make every effort to involve young people as much as possible with the decisions around the home for example, we encourage young people to personalise their surroundings by actively participating in choosing decoration and furnishings for the home, putting up photographs and personalising their own room, thus adapting the home to the need of young people.