Clayfields House

Clayfields House
18-20 Moorbridge Lane

Tel: 0115 9170010
Fax: 0115 9170011
Referrals: 0115 9170010

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Clayfields House Secure Children’s Home

Clayfields House is a local authority secure children’s home and is part of Nottinghamshire County Council. We provide secure care, education and specialist interventions for up to 18 vulnerable young people between 10 and 17 years of age. Within the centre 18 places are available, 14 are contracted to the Ministry of Justice until 2015 and 4 are available for local authority purchase under Section 25 of The Children’s Act. Ofsted has rated the quality of care and education at Clayfields House as outstanding.

It is our mission to provide secure care, education and specialist interventions of the highest quality for the most vulnerable and challenging young people in England and Wales. Our vision is to continue to develop as a centre of excellence where young people:
• feel safe, nurtured, valued and respected
• work with staff who are inspirational positive role models
• experience security, structure, consistency and safe boundaries
• learn socially acceptable behaviours and personal responsibility
• actively engage in specialist interventions and education programmes targeted to address their individual needs
• address their health and emotional wellbeing needs
• receive the support they need to rehabilitate, reintegrate, reduce offending and high risk behaviours
• are equipped to resettle into the community, play a positive role in society and achieve their full potential

Everything we do is guided by these core principles:
• positive relationships are essential to achieve progress
• relationships between all members of the Clayfields community must be based on respect and trust
• all work with young people must take into account their diverse and individual needs
• belief in the ability of young people to achieve long term positive change
• effective staff require support and a high standard of continued professional development
• effective teamwork and partnership in a multi-disciplinary environment ensures positive outcomes
• diversity within the Clayfields community and society in general must be understood and celebrated and equality of opportunity ensured
• value for money is essential within all aspects of service delivery

Specialist Services

  • Physical, Emotional and Mental Health: Assessment and Treatment
  • Staying Safe
  • Education
  • Care
  • Positive Activities Developing Positive Attitudes
  • Programme Work to Address Offending and High Risk Behaviours
  • Resettlement and Reintegration into the Community
  • Bereavment Work
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Specialist support for young people who self harm
  • Specialist support for pregnant young women
  • Weekly on site consultation for internal and external professionals and direct work from a Consultant Child Psychiatrist and Specialist Psychiatric Nurses (CAMHS: Nottingham Healthcare Trust)
  • Specialist AIM2 assessment, treatment and interventions for young people exhibiting sexually harmful behaviour
  • SAVRY assessment of violence in teenagers



  • real time CCTV in all communal areas
  • specific safe site and equipment design to ensure safety throughout the centre whilst maintaining a homely atmosphere
  • an individual bedroom specifically designed to be safe with en-suite facilities, access to the education ICT system for homework, a multi media system and the potential for the young person to individualise the living space and make it their own
  • purpose built classrooms offering mainstream school standards of equipment including a gymnasium and specialist rooms for; Art, Design Technology, English, Information Communication Technology , Music and Media and Science
  • access to an out door on site secure BMX Pump Track , traversing wall and exercise equipment and sports for all residents
  • centre wide creative activities for all young people involving The Arts Award utilizing external agencies to promote creativity in art, literature, dance and drama
  • involvement of young people in horticultural activities around the centre in conjunction with Trees for Cities