About Harrogate House
Sometimes, one of the children at Open Arms might not have any extended family to return home to, or they have been home and the return was unsuccessful. This could be through reasons of neglect, further death in the family, or simply a lack of resources to look after an extra child. When either of these scenarios occur, the child is brought back to Open Arms and in to Harrogate House.
Once back in Harrogate House, a child will stay usually until they are about 5 years old. Harrogate House has its own House Parents and staff and although is situated next door to the phase 1 infant home is run almost entirely separately. Whilst here the children start their early education with our qualified nursery Teacher, and forming their own little personalities.
Harrogate House was built in 2004 and is named after the town in North Yorkshire who raised the funds to make it a reality.