Barton Moss

Barton Moss Secure Care Centre
Barton Moss Road
Chat Moss
M30 7RL

Tel: 0161 6865900
Fax: 0161 7072835
Referrals: 0161 6865900

Email: click here

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Barton Moss

Barton Moss Secure Care Centre is a twenty bed unit managed by Salford City Council’s Children’s Services. The Centre consists of 3 living units, each having a number of living areas, a small office, and a kitchen. At Barton Moss we believe that young people need to be cared for in an environment that promotes their emotional wellbeing including forming positive caring relationships with staff. The Centre achieves this through promoting the principles of Every Child Matters. The standard of care and services offered at Barton Moss has been judged by OFSTED as Outstanding, the first secure care centre to be judged at this level. In 2011 we also achieved the Youth Justice Board’s Innovations Award for our Restorative Justice programme and we have recently been the first secure care centre to gain an Artsmark Gold Award.

Barton Moss is able to accommodate young people who have a range of needs including those with severe mental health problems, complex development needs, physical disabilities, who are victims of bullying or likely to be a target of aggression, emotional or physical immaturity and speech, language and communication difficulties.

The living areas at the centre are domestic in style, homely, well maintained and furnished to a very high and safe standard. Within the limits imposed by security and supervision, young people are actively encouraged to personalize their individual bedrooms and other communal areas. We believe that the environment is of great importance and thus careful consideration is given to the fabric, furniture and colour scheme; pictures and paintings are non discriminatory and promote diversity. Our school accommodation has recently been completely refurbished to a very high standard. Ongoing developments at the Centre include new living accommodation and workshop facilities due for completion in 2013.

Barton Moss is able to accommodate young people who have special needs or characteristics including:
• Those with severe mental health problems (whilst a specialist assessment is sought)
• Young people with complex developmental needs (for example, young people on the autistic spectrum).
• Young people with severe learning disabilities or difficulties, including low cognitive function.
• Physical disabilities, for example deafness or loss of mobility.
• Young people who have been a victim of bullying, or are likely to be a target of aggression.
• Inability to form peer relationships.
• Emotional Immaturity.
• Physical Immaturity.
• Moderate mental health concerns.
• Low self-esteem.
• Mild to moderate learning difficulties.
• Poor general physical health.
• Speech, language and communication difficulties

Specialist Services

  • Staff trained by GMAP in the AIM2, Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention process. We have had 100% success in no reoffending of a sexual offence
  • Substance misuse work – in association with the National Treatment Agency. Initial and comprehensive assessment and specialist intervention
  • Trained in the Elklan Speech & Language Support for Vulnerable Young People. Able to undertake direct work alongside the education department to create a communication friendly environment.
  • Gang and group affiliation using The YJB accredited Street Wise programme
  • Trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, counseling and motivational interviewing techniques
  • Delivery of comprehensive programmes of work addressing; independent living skills, identity, equality and diversity and cultural awareness
  • We undertake detailed assessments of need – self harm assessment and care planning
  • A specialist case management system to effectively manage reviews and be a focal point for communication with yourselves.
  • A vocational programme that encourages young people to develop and learn new skills and interests so that they can make social and economic progress and turn their informed choices into reality.
  • An SLA with the Forensic Adolescent Consultancy Team
    Trained in the accredited National Children’s Bureau‘s Emotional Health and Wellbeing programme
  • We are skilled in designing tailor made mobility programmes for young people in order that Resettlement plans, and skills for life can be actualized and projects within education supported. We have a number of projects in the community where young people are encouraged to undertake work with charities, help with maintenance in a residential home for the elderly and with one of Salford’s youth clubs.



  • various outdoor recreation spaces
  • sports hall with climbing wall and cardio-vascular suite
  • fully equipped music room/ recording studio
  • dental facility
  • outdoor construction area for Btec plumbing & electrics, decorating, plastering, decking, paving, roofing and other building skills.