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.