Kyloe House Secure Children’s Home

Kyloe House Secure Children’s Home
Netherton Park
Stannington
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 6DE

Tel: 01670 785900
Fax: 01670 785902
Referrals: 01670 785900

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Kyloe House Secure Children’s Home

At Kyloe House we provide a stable environment for young people to achieve positive well-being. The service achieves this through safe consistent care; giving young people opportunities to develop to their full potential.

Kyloe House is located in Stannington, close to the historic market town of Morpeth, Northumberland. Kyloe House is a purpose built home which provides secure placements for up to 12 young people of both sexes within the age range of 10 to 17 years on admission. The unit accommodates young people on a welfare basis.

Kyloe House incorporates the principles of Every Child Matters and the 5 Outcomes of Every Child Matters, into the young people’s daily lives. A highly trained staff team uses a process of reward for positive behaviour, which encourages the young people to make positive choices towards their own personal development. The young people residing in Kyloe House are often amongst the most troubled in the country and will often display difficult and challenging behaviour. Many of the young people will have experienced rejection, significant loss or change, emotional, physical or sexual abuse. Kyloe House staff team have the skills and empathy to engage with young people through their understanding of child development and relationship skills. Kyloe House offers a caring environment with the emphasis on working in partnership with the young people, their families and professionals while promoting group living and Pro Social Modeling.

Outcomes for children and the quality of care for the young people, was judged by OFSTED as being Outstanding during the home’s 2012 inspection.

Specialist Services

  • 42 weeks a year education programme operating with a full time education team comprising of 1 head teacher and 3 full time teachers.
  • Education classes include Math’s, English, Science, Languages, Art, ICT, Cooking and Physical Education. Each subject offers a range of externally accredited qualifications including GCSE’s.
  • Targeted areas of work by trained Kyloe House staff including work on offending behaviour, knife crime, drugs awareness, independent living, equality, diversity, cultural awareness, self-esteem and sexual health.
  • Working with young people who have been the victims of sexual exploitation.
  • Working with young people who display extreme challenging behaviour.
  • Working with young people who have been historically difficult to place.
  • Pro-Social Modeling.
  • Specialist Psychiatric and Psychological assessments, undertaken by the Kolvin Unit (part of the National Forensic Mental Health Service).
  • Visiting nurse (twice weekly) to help meet the young people’s primary care needs and full access to all health requirements including Doctors, Dentists, Opticians and sexual health treatment.
  • All staff members have undertaken or are currently undertaking the NVQ Level 3 award in the care of Children and Young People.
  • A support network with access to services and resources which addresses the individual needs of each young person. Examples of the agencies who Kyloe house work alongside are Sorted (Northumberland Substance and Alcohol Misuse), the Health Advisor for Looked After Children, Connexions and Positive futures.
  • Kyloe House has a high staffing to young people ratio, offering great levels of support and safety to the young people.

 

Facilities

  • Education department.
  • Modern, Purpose built home designed to offer a friendly and safe environment.
  • 2 Units with 6 young people’s bedrooms on each.
  • All young people’s rooms are en-suite.
  • Music Room with multi-media and music recording facilities.
  • Gym with fully equipped fitness suite.
  • All weather sports pitch.
  • Indoor sports hall equipped with an 18 foot climbing wall and basketball court.
  • External sports hall featuring a 30 foot climbing wall and full 5 a side pitch.
  • Visiting room and conference suite.
  • Real time CCTV in all communal areas.
  • Each living Unit includes Televisions, Radios, DVD players, Playstations, X box, CD Players, Crafts, Board Games, Books, Magazines and Art Equipment.
  • Life Skills rooms – laundry and kitchenette.
  • Access to computers and education department in the evening to complete homework assignments.