Adel Beck Secure Children’s Home

Adel Beck Secure Children’s Home

East Moor Lane
Adel
Leeds
LS16 8EB
Tel: 0333 000 0405
Fax: 0113 336 7189
Email: adel.beck.sch.administration@leeds.gov.uk

Bed Availability

Adel Beck Secure Children’s Centre

Adel Beck is a newly-built, local authority secure children’s home in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The home comprises three 8-bedded house units. Of the 24 available places, 16 are contracted to the Youth Justice Board (YJB), allowing eight for local authority purchase or further YJB requirement. If available, beds can also be accessed under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984.

Adel Beck has been judged as an outstanding children’s home that provides highly effective services that contribute to significantly improved outcomes for children and young people who need help, protection and care. Their progress exceeds expectations and is sustained over time.

Of the core cities inspected by OfSTED at this time, Leeds is the only one to have its children’s services rated as ‘good’ overall with ‘outstanding’ leadership, management and governance. In December 2015 the government acknowledged Leeds as having an ‘exemplar’ children’s services, and has indicated it is keen for Leeds to work with more local authorities as a ‘partner in practice’. In March 2016, Leeds City Council’s children’s services were awarded the prestigious Local Government Chronicle ‘Children’s Services’ Award.
Leeds aspires to be a Child Friendly City and the values and principles of this global movement embody all the work we do to create better outcomes for children and young people in our care.

It is the most technologically advanced secure children’s home in the UK and provides a child friendly environment, with enhanced safety and security for children and young people with extremely complex and challenging behaviours.

With a high staff to resident ratio, our teams of fully trained and qualified staff provide on-site care, education, offending behaviour interventions, personal development and health services for girls and boys aged 10-18 who are either remanded, sentenced or admitted via a Section 25 Children Act 1989 Order (welfare).

Our core group of young people present with complex histories of survival, attachment disruption and trauma – posing challenges to whole systems including social care, education, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and the criminal justice system.

We work from the belief that:
·         Socially responsible behaviour, respect and sensitivity to the needs of others can only be learnt through experience and through the observation of appropriate adult role models.
·         Young people can only develop pro-social behaviour if treated in a civilized and humane manner.
·         Young people have the right to maximize their potential: We will therefore strive to provide the best possible quality of education, care and training.

Specialist Services

  • Purpose-built school and up to industry-standard workshops and studios offering varied academic curriculum, practical lessons and vocational studies
  • Each resident receives 30 hours formal education per week, over a six-term academic year
  • Residents with special educational needs and disabilities are supported by a suitably qualified specialist teacher
  • Registered Duke of Edinburgh assessment centre with young people achieving bronze and silver awards. Longer stay residents can achieve the gold award.
  • Ongoing medical tests, advice, treatment and other services provided by our health team, including specialist and complementary health services; and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) support for psychiatric, psychological and neurological issues.
  • Individually assessed and appropriate behavioural and offending intervention programmes
  • Individually tailored incentives and privileges scheme (GOAL programme)
  • A comprehensive range of interventions and programmes include:
    ▪ Offending behaviour – offence specific and related
    ▪ Harmful sexual behaviour
    ▪ Child sexual exploitation
    ▪ Victim awareness
    ▪ Violence and aggression
    ▪ Substance misuse
    ▪ Fire / arson / vehicle crime
    ▪ Attachment, loss and bereavement issues
    ▪ Domestic violence
    ▪ Consequential thinking and moral reasoning
    ▪ Social skills and life skills

 

Facilities

  • Each unit has individual bedrooms with en-suite showers and media panel; as well as a separate activity room, quiet room – with IT access to school-based computers, fully equipped kitchen and small laundry for self-care and independent living skills development.
  • Residents have access to the most current technology.
  • Fully equipped gym, including a fitness suite and outdoor sports and leisure facilities
  • Design and technology classroom equipped with industry standard laser cutter and lathes, and computer software for design and creation.
  • Fully equipped motor vehicle workshop with full size vehicle lift.
  • All residents are supported and encouraged in their religious observance. Facilities for private prayer, fasting and specific dietary needs are available upon request
  • Adel Beck is fully equipped with a range of modern and technologically advanced safety, security and surveillance systems that ensure that young people feel safe, and are safe during their stay.