Lansdowne Secure Unit

Lansdowne Secure Unit
Hawks Road
East Sussex
BN27 1NP

Tel: 01323 466270
Fax: 01323 849390
Referrals: 01323 466270

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Website: click here

Bed Availability

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Lansdowne Secure Unit

Lansdowne Secure Children’s Home accommodates up to seven young people of either gender aged 13-17 years, and below the age of 13 with Secretary of State’s approval, in a physically secure environment. The client group comprises of young people who have displayed serious and extreme behaviours which have resulted in them needing to be placed in a secure children’s home for their own protection or protection of others in the community.

The ethos at Lansdowne is one in which children can thrive within a safe, secure but homely environment. A strong emphasis on recognition and reward for achievement encourages self esteem and confidence to enjoy the benefits of group living. Well trained and experienced staff use a variety of therapeutic approaches. Life at Lansdowne revolves around a system of behaviour modification which rewards good behaviour. Cognitive behaviour therapy is also widely used allowing children to look seriously at past experiences. It is important for children to work hard at the issues set out in their care plans and to take every opportunity to improve their education, but alongside this we want our children to enjoy their leisure time and have fun.

Please keep an eye on our individual website for details and updates on our exciting new building project!

Specialist Services

  • Psychiatric and psychological assessment through local agreement with C.A.H.M.S. and education
  • Counselling
  • Joint work with Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service
  • Joint work with the Virtual School
  • Joint work with the Youth Offending Teams
  • Joint work with the Fostering Teams
  • Joint work with the ‘Safe Around Sex’ Team
  • Joint work with the Leaving Care Team
  • Outreach work
  • Missing from Care – N.M.P.H.



  • Classrooms
  • Catering
  • Art including pottery
  • Singing/Music
  • Gym