Penelvan and Pendean children's homes to close in Cornwall

Two children's homes in Cornwall are to close and the future of three others is to be reviewed.

The homes that will close - Penelvan in Camborne and Pendean in Liskeard - were previously rated "inadequate" by Ofsted.

Penelvan has been closed for nearly a year and the number of beds at Pendean has been reduced from six to four.

The three homes to be reviewed - Homefield, Thorton House and Kensey House - have "adequate" Ofsted ratings.

A report for Cornwall Council said savings from Penelvan and Pendean should be used to create three specialist adolescent support teams and improve family placements for teenagers.

It also recommended money raised by the sale of Pendean should be used to refurbish Penelvan as a specialist family centre with emergency overnight accommodation

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