Barton Moss Secure Care Centre
Barton Moss Road
Tel: 0161 6865900
Fax: 0161 7072835
Referrals: 0161 6865900
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