Care Services for children & young people...

Established as the largest and most innovative care and education provider for children and young people in the UK and Ireland, the Keys Group incorporates several integrated specialist divisions offering excellent services and care.

Collectively, Keys passion and focus is dedicated to delivering positive outcomes in line with the 'Every Child Matters' framework to empower all young people to develop effective life skills and make appropriate changes to achieve a real difference.


Compliments keep 'flowing in' for River Cottage! (01.07.14)

After an unsettled period the staff team at River Cottage appear to be back delivering good outcomes and the compliments are flowing in!

Home Secretary visits Maidenhead Childrens Home (11.06.14)

Youngsters taking an interest in Parliamentary issues has led to local MP and Home Secretary Theresa May paying them a visit at their Maidenhead home.



Keys Group are currently requesting tenders for all it’s insurance cover which expires on 31st July 2014

Ashfield – Now registered and open for business! (28.03.14)

Ashfield in Mountrath, Co Laois, Ireland is the second childrens home Keys Group have opened in the Republic of Ireland. Ashfield is a large, modern, detached home set in beautiful rural countryside 


“Ofsted reward Keys “Outstanding” services for girls (24.11.13)

November has seen another two of Keys specialist childrens homes for girls affected by sexual abuse or exploitation being awarded the prestigious “Outstanding” rating by Ofsted.

Bracken Lodge in West Lancashire and Jasmine Cottage in Lincolnshire are the latest Homes to achieve this much respected status.

 The awards are seen as a fitting recognition of the consistently good outcomes achieved for children placed within Bracken Lodge and Jasmine Cottage and the hard work put in by  the respective Managers and the staff teams – a massive well done to all concerned!”


We currently have a vacancy for a boy in our Residential Services in Ireland : Beechfield House, Portarlington.

Enquiries re a possible placement at Beechfield House to Cherith Coulter, Referrals Manager on 44 7918 716310 or

Also watch out for our new home soon to be opened "Ashfield", Mountrath, Co Laois

Oakside staff help Steph make “significant achievement” (17.10.13)

Steph (not her real name) writes to thank Oakside staff for helping her regain control of her life


Students at South Park Enterprise College in Scunthorpe have ‘got on their bikes’ to help provide cycles for young learners in African countries.

“High praise again for Keys services” (07.01.13)

A letter from a Local Authority in the South West