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Welcome to the Secure Children’s Homes website. There are 17 individually managed Secure Children’s Homes throughout England and Wales encompassing a range of services within a secure environment that support the individual needs of the children in its care. They provide placements for boys and girls aged between 10 and 17 and include full residential care, educational facilities and healthcare provision. A very high level of intensive help is offered to each young person, with low children to staff ratios. The secure children’s homes work closely with multi-agency partners to deliver individualised care plans.

This website has been built to support social workers, local authorities, commissioners, partner organisations, young people and their families and guardians. It provides an overview of the homes and their services to demonstrate the exceptional quality of specialist care that each home provides. There are then links to the individual homes where much more specific information can be obtained. The website also provides a guide to the referrals process to facilitate making a placement. Please have a look at the stakeholders page to understand how Secure Children’s Homes can support you.

The Secure Accommodation Network (SAN) is the body responsible for the development and promotion of Secure Children’s Home services and as such provides this website. Its membership consists of representatives from all Secure Children’s Homes. Some of the most vulnerable and at risk young people are placed in Secure Children’s Homes and therefore they are subject to in-depth regulation through Ofsted. The Secure Accommodation Network meets regularly to review national policy and work with national agencies to continue to develop best practice and improve outcomes for all.

We hope you find this website useful and informative and encourage you to keep in touch with the Secure Children’s Homes via this website and the Secure Accommodation Network. Please provide feedback, share your experiences and keep up to date with the latest developments in this effective and specialised area of children’s services.

    Current bed availability

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    Home Name Welfare Bed Availability
    Male Female
    Hillside Secure Centre No Availability No Availability
    Aycliffe Secure Services Available Available
    Barton Moss No Availability Not Catered For
    Clayfields House Secure Unit No Availability No Availability
    Beechfield Secure Unit No Availability No Availability
    Clare Lodge Secure Unit Not Catered For No Availability
    Aldine House Secure Children’s Centre No Availability No Availability
    Atkinson Secure Children’s Home Availablity from 22-07-2014 Availablity from 22-07-2014
    East Moor Secure Children’s Centre No Availability Not Catered For
    Kyloe House Secure Children’s Home Availablity from 00-00-0000 Availablity from 00-00-0000
    Lansdowne Secure Unit Availablity from 23-07-2014 Availablity from 23-07-2014
    Leverton Secure Unit No Availability No Availability
    Lincolnshire Secure Unit Available Available
    Red Bank Community Home No Availability No Availability
    St Catherine’s Secure Centre No Availability No Availability
    Swanwick Lodge No Availability No Availability
    Vinney Green Secure Unit No Availability No Availability