Vinney Green Secure Unit

Vinney Green Secure Unit
Emersons Green Lane
Emersons Green
South Gloucestershire
BS16 7AA

Tel: 0117 9702286
Fax: 0117 9702326
Referrals: 0117 9702286

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Vinney Green Secure Unit

Vinney Green Secure Unit is situated in South Gloucestershire, located to the north-east of the city of Bristol. The unit was opened in February 1995 and accommodates up to 24 young people of both sexes, aged between 10 and 17. The main centre, which includes the educational unit, has accommodation for 16 young people. A separate living unit has facilities for a further 8 young people and has been designed to accommodate the needs of young women or vulnerable young men. The unit is set within attractive landscaped grounds and offers a comfortable living and working environment in which young people are encouraged to invest pride and a sense of ownership.

The young people held within the Secure Unit are likely to be amongst the most troubled and troublesome in the country. Equally, they will be vulnerable and often arrive with a history of difficult and challenging behaviour. However, within an environment of reflection, challenge, personal attention and specialised help, they will be encouraged to develop a range of skills, increased self esteem and personal responsibility, as well as changes in attitude. By creating this environment, an atmosphere exists in which change and improvement can be sustained. The long term objective of the unit is to work with young people to change their problematic behaviours to allow them to become a responsible member of his or her community. Full preparation for leaving will be undertaken with particular focus on individual need and circumstances, as well as training, education and employment opportunities.

Specialist Services

  • Visiting Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatrist and Substance Misuse Worker
  • Resettlement Coordinator
  • Video conferencing
  • 50 weeks a year education programme offering lessons in a wide variety of subjects including Food Technology, Design and Technology, Art, Science, PE, Maths, English and IT taught by qualified teachers and instructors leading to nationally recognised qualifications
  • We welcome referrals for pregnant young women
  • We welcome referrals for young people who historically have been hard to place
  • We welcome referrals for young people who have a history of self harm
  • Large vocational programme offering activities 7 days a week such as car mechanics, building skills, metal work, health and beauty and animal husbandry taught by qualified instructors and resulting in nationally recognised qualifications
  • High dependency suite for young people deemed at a particular risk to themselves or others



  • Modern, single occupancy en-suite bedrooms
  • Separate spacious and modern recreation and dining facilities
  • Well resourced Vocational Centre
  • Health and Beauty Room staffed by a qualified instructor
  • Independent living facility, led by the Resettlement Coordinator to help teach and prepare young people for life in the community
  • Facilities for keeping small animals
  • Gymnasium and fitness suite
  • Floodlit all weather sports pitch
  • Tennis court
  • Well resourced classrooms
  • Counter service catering facilities providing offering a wide range of food from a multi-cultural menu
  • Visitor facilities including ample parking, free tea and coffee facilities and purpose built rooms for visits