Jim Crawford

Head of Service

jim.crawford@kibble.org

Contact us to discuss residential care placements.

Kibble provides residential care and support to looked after young people, aged 12-18, who have been referred by local authorities. Due to a range of circumstances, the young people are unable to live at home.

Many of the young people in residential care have a range of complex needs and have experienced trauma or neglect. As each young person is unique, we offer a tailored approach that responds to the needs and circumstances of the young people and their families. As well as providing residential care and support, young people are supported by our full range of integrated services to ensure the best outcomes for each young person.

Our team of highly experienced and personable staff provide the care and support they need. They are more than just staff, they are familiar faces that greet the young people each day, offering a friendly face, an ear to listen, and a helping hand.

What is Residential Care?

Our residential care homes provide a safe, comfortable and supportive home for young people affected by adversity or trauma. Depending on need, young people will stay in a residential care home that provides the right level of support needed at that time.

We have 14 residential care homes, nine located in our leafy open campus and five in the local community. Residential care homes are located close to our schools, support services and recreation areas. Young people in residential care are supported by our range of integrated services including; psychological support, education, and Young Workforce Development to provide a high level of support and help them achieve the best outcomes.

A Safe, Structured Environment

The residential houses are small and homely, and are home to 4-8 young people. In each of our units, we strive to promote the values of healthy family living and provide young people with structure, personal space, respect and a relaxing environment.

Getting it Right For Every Child (GIRFEC)

We follow the GIRFEC model of care, ensuring each young person gets dedicated care and support to meet their individual needs. Due to past trauma or neglect, young people have a range of complex needs and each has his/her own personalised care plan.

We believe in each and every young person, providing them with opportunities to help shape their lives, futures, and future generations.

When residential care is unsuitable, Fostering Services support young people into foster care in the local community. Young people above the age of 18 may transition to Adult Placement Services, or move into Community Housing where they will continue to be supported until the age of 25.

Life in Residential Care

Residential care homes provide a homely environment where each young person has their own bedroom, space to relax and watch TV, or play games, and a shared kitchen where meals are freshly prepared. There is plenty of green space around each residential care home, with a football pitch, skate park, gym and space to ride bikes. Friendly and experienced residential care staff provide practical and emotional support, and have positive, trusting relationships with the young people. Dedicated key workers also provide a continuity of care.

The young people attend school by day, and in the evening activities may be focused around specific interventions, or leisure time in which they can meet friends, or enjoy other leisure activities such as going to the cinema, meeting friends or attending a local club.