Aycliffe Secure Centre

Aycliffe Secure Centre
Newton Aycliffe

Tel: 03000 263 000
Fax: 0191 3280061
Referrals: 03000 263 000

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Website: click here

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Aycliffe Secure Centre

At Aycliffe Secure Centre we provide exceptionally high quality individual care in a purpose designed environment, ensuring all aspects of the young people’s needs are addressed. We provide the best possible care, education, health services and interventions to help young people to reach a point in their lives when they can successfully return to their families or enter independent living. Our accredited education programmes have some of the best results in the secure estate. Young people leaving Aycliffe Secure Centre will have improved opportunities to be better able to reintegrate with their families, engage in education training or employment and engage with the community in a pro-social manner following a planned reintegration programme.

Durham is one of only five local authorities in the country who have received an outstanding overall for safeguarding services by Ofsted and we have been graded as good overall for our looked after children’s services with our capacity to improve judged as outstanding.

We have 6 homes. Two of these are more nurturing homes for young people and 2 homes look after young people who require a more structured environment. The 5th home looks after up to six young people with more complex needs and has a medical and dental facility attached. The 6th home is the step down home where young people who are ready to move back into the community can be offered special support to prepare them for the transition. All homes are furnished to a high standard to enhance group living. Bedrooms are decorated to a high standard, and young people are allowed to personalise these to reflect their individual tastes.

Specialist Services

  • Purpose designed new building with an environment designed to facilitate highly focused and evaluated interventions programmes.
  • A state-of-the-art learning centre which provides a wide ranging set of academic and vocational programmes including motor vehicle maintenance, construction skills, horticulture, health and beauty, IT skills, food technology, music technology, the performing arts, the plastic arts, and retail skills through a cyber-cafe and retail outlet.
  • Full nursing health provision with a GP surgery, dental and optical facilities on site.
  • Centre of Excellence for mental and emotional wellbeing
  • Individual Behaviour for Life (B4L) rewards programmes
  • The Respect Agenda at the heart of everything promoting positive outcomes and wellbeing amongst all.
  • Safeguarding embedded in all practice
  • Extensive range of intervention programmes (such as VINTOC, OINTOC and Ross Programme)
  • Multi-disciplinary integrated staffing
  • Substance Misuse (up to Tier 4)
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Mental health (screening and treatment) with direct input from National Forensic
  • Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Those who sexually harm
  • Moving on (resettlement) planning



  • All young people’s rooms are en-suite
  • Lounge area, dining area, kitchen, bathroom/shower and toilets
  • Computer and games area, craft and art activity area, as well as functional rooms such as offices
  • Swimming pool, gym/fitness room, sports hall
  • All-weather sports pitch
  • Courtyards for games and activities