Plans for a children’s home in Ilkeston specialising in caring for youngsters with autism have been submitted.
The home, if approved, would sit off Duke Street and would house up to three children.
Specialist provider Jasmine House, which has submitted the plans to Erewash Borough Council, already runs another home in Heanor.
That sits on the same site as Jasmine House School on Ilkeston Road.
Plans submitted with the application say that 12 jobs would be created as part of the scheme.
The borough council will make a decision on the plans in the next few months.
Jasmine House says in its application: “We aim to provide a high level of care and education to young people who have learning disabilities.
“The aim for this property is to support and care for up to three children who through no fault of their own are in the care system and need more specialist care.
“Therefore they will require a higher level of support than children that are perhaps in a foster care setting.
“Children placed have a diagnosis of autism or autism spectrum disorder.
“We follow a clear therapeutic parenting model to support each child individually.
“We are exceptionally careful in choosing children to live in our homes and who may benefit from the caring environment to ensure they can live together with their individual needs being met.
“Our trained staff team provide consistent and structured care for all young people to enable them to feel grounded and safe within their surroundings.
“Our highly structured and caring environment enables young people to feel anchored within the home, leading to increased sense of safety and self-esteem.
“We believe that all young people within our care have a right to a full and enjoyable education, and therefore we work closely with local authorities and our specialist education provider to enable young people to achieve and enjoy academically.”
Jasmine House’s other home in Heanor is currently rated outstanding by Ofsted.
The company says that a couple of vehicles will be entering and exiting the site each morning to take children to and from school and to other activities.
Staff will sleep at the home each night to ensure there is always someone available to assist the children.
The company says that it aims to replicate a family home environment as accurately as possible and to ensure that there is “consistency, high level of care, routine, support and minimal change”.
Eddie Bisknell , Local Democracy Reporting Service