A HOME is to be created for young people who have suffered trauma.

Plans to turn a house in Cuddington into a children's home have been approved.

The property, on Forest Road, will be operated by Edan Children Services and provide “high-quality” specialist services for four children in need.

“The site will provide an excellent living environment where safety and professional therapeutic support will be afforded to children on an individual basis,” the planning statement reads.

“The property would enable children who may have experienced trauma to receive therapeutic care, in a private location supporting their rehabilitation process."

It adds: “The proposed use will have all the characteristics of a family home.

“Given that some of the occupants will have experienced trauma the house will meet the needs of these occupants in terms of privacy.

“The use will have all the characteristics of a family group and will behave in the manner of a single-family house.”

Northwich Guardian: The home will house up to four young peopleThe home will house up to four young people (Image: Canva)

The application continues, explaining that the change of use from a residential house to a children’s home will require no changes to the interior or exterior of the property.

The house itself features five spacious bedrooms, a substantial kitchen and lounges as well as a large garden.

It will provide a home for up to four young people and employ six members of staff, who will work on a 24-hour rota basis.

These staff will act as primary caregivers, taking the children to school and extracurricular clubs as well as sleeping on-site.

Ofsted inspection regimes will ensure the quality and management of the accommodation are up to the appropriate standards.

The application was submitted in March and approved by Cheshire West and Chester Council on May 8.