Secure and Close Support
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Head of Service: John Harte
Kibble’s Secure Services provide a safe and secure environment to young people (12-18) at risk of harming themselves or others.
Young people at a point of crisis are referred to our Safe Centre, either via a referral from the Children’s Panel or a court order and stay in one of our three units that house a maximum of six young people.
We aim to instill in our young people a sense of possibility and to show them their life can be very different from the life that led them to the Safe Centre. We look for ways to provide young people with a sense of purpose and positivity and to raise their aspirations.
Unlike other resources in Scotland, our secure services are integrated with all Kibble’s other services, meaning young people benefit from:
- a care plan carefully combined with their education
- access to our Specialist Intervention Services that support psychological wellbeing
- a supported transition to their next stage, sometimes within our residential or community services
- access to Employment and Training Services
Safe Centre Education
As with the rest of our Education and Youth Training Services at Kibble, in the Safe Centre, we recognise that the key to a happy learner is often variety and flexibility. By providing opportunities in a variety of academic and vocational contexts, Kibble helps young people reach their potential.
As well as the standard SQA academic exams, we also offer opportunities such as undertaking a Young Enterprise Scotland project, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness and frequent one-off opportunities such as presenting the Anne Frank Exhibition.
All young people who are placed in Kibble are supported by our Specialist Intervention Services. The team has over 10 years experience of providing evidence based psychological consultation, assessment and interventions for young people with complex and challenging needs. Read more about our Specialist Intervention Services