A comprehensive list of the pages on our website.

About Kibble

About Kibble

Kibble supports at risk children and young people (aged 5-26) across the UK. Many of the young people we care for have experienced significant trauma in their lives and Kibble offers dedicated care and support to help them move forward. This includes residential...

Guidance & Governance

Our Governance Model Guidance and governance remain the responsibility of Miss Elizabeth Kibble’s Trustees and their successors in office as set out in our original Trust Deed of 1841. Kibble is a legally constituted company which means we have o...
Our Social Enterprises

Our Social Enterprises

Through our tertiary education services , we offer young people (aged 15+) the opportunity to undertake work-based learning in one of our social enterprises at KibbleWorks or The Experience. We provide high quality products and services to the general...

Our supporters

We are extremely grateful to receive support from a wide range of individuals, partners and organisations who provide us with the opportunity to continually invest in our services for young people, our staff and facilities. AMW Trust Cala Homes...
Our History

Our History

Kibble’s deeply rooted history has its origins in 1840 upon the death of Miss Elizabeth Kibble, heiress to a large textile fortune. On her death in 1840, she left a portion of her wealth to "found and endow in Paisley, an institution for the purpose o...

Supporting young people at risk

Children and young people (aged 5 – 26) are supported by a full range of integrated services to ensure the best outcomes. By providing this wrap-around support, with each service collaborating on the best approaches for each young person, we provide a...
Residential Care

Residential Care

Kibble provides residential care and support to children and young people, aged 5-26, who have been referred by local authorities.

On-campus

Kibble provide residential care houses located on our campus that accommodate young people aged 12 to 18. We provide safe, comfortable accommodation in a supportive environment. Many of the young people who come to Kibble have been affected by trauma...

In the community

Kibble provide residential care houses based in the community that accommodate children aged 5 to 12, and young people aged 16 to 21. Each of these care houses provide a range of accommodation and support to suit the varying needs of the age group and...

Community Services for Care Leavers

Kibble’s Community Services provide housing for care experienced young people aged between 16 and 21 in the heart of the community. There is a mix of residential care houses where full support is provided, and supported accommodation for those young p...

Arran Villa Residential Care Home

Arran Villa is a children’s residential care home set in the heart of the North Ayrshire community in Largs. It provides a safe, supportive home for children over the age of five who have had a difficult start in life. The house is big with lots of s...

Housing for Care Leavers

Kibble’s Housing Support Services help young people (aged 16-26) move on from Kibble’s residential care houses into supported tenancies in the community. Having a safe, welcoming place to live is something that most of us take for granted. For car...
Education & Schools

Education & Schools

Through our primary, secondary and tertiary education, we believe we can transform lives through learning.

Primary

We provide primary school education to children aged 5 – 12 and our lessons aim to cover every aspect of the Broad General Education as set out in Curriculum for Excellence.

Forest View Primary School

We are delighted to introduce Forest View, a new primary school and residential care house set in the scenic countryside of Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire. The school will open in August 2019 with plans to welcome children to the care house later in the year....

Secondary Education

Kibble provides a bespoke secondary programme for pupils in line with Curriculum for Excellence. Our flexible curriculum provides a breadth of choice and challenge for S1 – S6 pupils. Young people are encouraged to study subjects that are relevant t...

Tertiary Education

Our range of tertiary education programmes give young people (age 15-26) the opportunity to gain qualifications while undertaking work-based learning through tailored education and supported employment. We help young people, who are furthest removed...

Day Placement and Outreach Services

We provide tailored primary and secondary education to children and young people across central Scotland on a day-basis. Pupils from surrounding areas attend Kibble school when mainstream education has been ineffective in meeting their needs. Day...
Early years services

Early years services

Arran Villa is a children’s residential care house set in the heart of the North Ayrshire community.
Secure care

Secure care

Kibble Safe Centre provides a safe, secure and supportive environment to help young people through a period of crisis.
Specialist Intervention Services

Specialist Intervention Services

Our Specialist Intervention Services (SIS) team provides psychological assessment and therapeutic support for young people at Kibble.

Therapeutic interventions

Child and Adolescent Therapies The service provides a range of therapeutic interventions tailored to the individual needs and learning style of each young person. These include: Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP) Systemic Family Work Bereavement...

Supporting families

Systemic Family Work The SIS team support young people and their families/carers. Systemic family work helps families to work on their relationships and brings them together to talk about their problems and experiences as a family. We try...
Community services

Community services

Kibble’s Community Services provide accommodation for young people, aged between 16 and 21 in the heart of the community.

Transitions

Care experienced? Need advice? If you need some support, or someone to point you in the right direction, The CLASS (Care Leavers’ Advisory Support Service) Transitions team is here to help. With so much information out there, it can be difficult t...
Intensive Fostering Services

Intensive Fostering Services

Kibble’s fostering service provides safe, loving homes for children and young people aged five+ who are unable to live with their birth families.

Resources

Access our range of resources
Resources for young people

Resources for young people

If you’re a young person at Kibble, this section will give you more information on all the things you might want to know. If you ever have a question, or just want to talk to someone, please speak to any of us.

How are we doing?

We want you to feel as happy and settled as possible while you are at Kibble. That’s why we encourage you to tell us if you think there’s something we could do better, or if you have a complaint. There are a few ways you can do this: Speak to som...

Useful contact numbers

For more information or advice, please speak to your keyworker. You can also phone or write to any of the other services listed below. If they don’t have the information you need then they will put you in touch with someone who does: WhoCares? (...

Children’s Rights UK

What are my rights? It is important for you to know about your rights and responsibilities, so you know what to expect of others, and them of you. You have the right to be looked after well, to feel safe and to have a say in decisions that are made...
Taking Care of Your Health

Taking Care of Your Health

While you are here we will help take care of your health and make sure you are safe. We encourage you to do exercise, enjoy a healthy diet, and support you to deal with difficult feelings. You can talk to our nurse if you are not feeling well or...

Your Key Team

Your key team are your go-to people and you can talk to them about anything you want. They will help you with things like: Keeping in touch with people that are important to you. Making sure you have everything you need like clothes, toiletries,...

Can I see or Talk to my Family and Friends?

We encourage young people to keep in touch with family and friends if it’s safe for you to do so. This is agreed with your social worker. We will be there to support you with keeping in touch with your family and friends. At first all visits will h...
Information for Families and Carers

Information for Families and Carers

In this section you will find information, advice and useful links. Being a parent or carer can be one of the hardest jobs there is. We’re here to support you if you need a helping hand sometime.

Help & Support for Families & Carers

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and on this page, we’ve put together a set of resources that can help you understand your rights and where you can go for help; whether you’re a mum, dad, single parent, kinship carer or a young parent. If you...

How Are We Doing?

Your feedback is really important to us! It helps us to understand what we need to improve and gives us the opportunity to share your comments with our staff. Please let us know what we’ve done well or what we could have done better. If you are u...

Report Concerns About a Child’s Welfare

If you feel that a child or young person is in immediate risk of harm, don’t delay—you should call 999 and ask to speak to the police. If you’re concerned about the welfare of a child or young person, either because of their behaviour or the behav...
Inspection Reports

Inspection Reports

Here you’ll find the latest Care Inspectorate Reports, publications and useful downloads. You will also find information requests around freedom of information, data protection and more.

Care inspectorate reports

Our care services are monitored and evaluated by the Care Inspectorate and our education services are monitored and evaluated by Education Scotland. Here are the latest PDF inspection reports available for download: Education Scotland & Care...

Publication scheme

Guide to Information Freedom of Information Scotland Act (FOISA) requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme. Authorities are under a legal obligation to: Publish the classes of information that they make...

Class 1

About Kibble Education And Care Centre 1.1.   Our Location 1.2.   Management Structure 1.3.   Governance 1.4.   Board and Trustees 1.5.   Mission statement 1.6.   Strategy...

Class 2

How Kibble Delivers Our Functions And Services 2.1. Operational structure, plans and reports 2.2.  List of Services 2.3.  School Improvement Plans 2.4. Internal staff procedures 2.5. Policies 2.6. How to access our services 2.7....

Class 3

How Kibble Takes Decisions And What It Has Decided 3.1. Minutes of Board Meetings 3.2. Regulatory Inspections, audits and investigations carried out by the school 3.3. Reports and reviews 3.1. Minutes of Board Meetings Board meeting...

Class 4

What Kibble Spends and How It Spends It 4.1. How Kibble is funded 4.2. Annual accounts 4.3. Financial policies and procedures 4.4. Expenses policies and procedures 4.5. Senior staff/ board member expenses by category 4.6. Financial audit...

Class 5

How Kibble Manages Its Human, Physical and Information Resources 5.1. Management of Human Resources 5.2. Human Resources strategy 5.3. Human Resources policies and procedures 5.4. Management of Kibble’s land and property assets 5.5. Description o...

Class 6

How Kibble Procures Goods And Services From External Providers 6.1. Procurement policies and procedures 6.2. Invitations to tender 6.3. List of contracts which have gone through formal tendering, including name of supplier, period of contract,...

Class 7

How Kibble Is Performing 7.1. Performance indicators 7.2. Care Inspectorate reports 7.3. Awards 7.1. Performance Indicators and Performance Against Them All performance indicators and performance management reviews are carried...

Class 8

Our Commercial Publications Class description: Information packaged and made available for sale on a commercial basis and sold at market value through a retail outlet e.g. bookshop, museum or research journal. The information we publish under...

Freedom of Information

Under the extension to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, functions such as secure accommodation and education are covered by all aspects of FOISA legislation including publishing information. Individuals have a right to access all recorded...

Environmental Information

According to the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004, environmental information is defined as “any information on the state of the elements of the environment, such as air and atmosphere, water, soil, land, landscape and natural sites i...

Data protection

Kibble’s ICO registration number is Z5968316. KibbleWorks’s ICO registration number is ZA386001. The Information Commissioner maintains a public register of data controllers. The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) require every Data Con...

Downloads

Annual reviews Kibble Annual Report 2017-18 Download Kibble Annual Review 2016 Download Kibble Annual Review 2015 Download Kibble Annual Review 2014 Download Kibble Annual Review 2013 Download Kibble Annual Review 2012 Download...
Research

Research

Research is at the heart of our practice at Kibble, ensuring we continue to deliver the best outcomes for the young people we support. Find the latest research and evidence from Kibble staff.
Learning & development

Learning & development

Find out more about the breadth of training and learning opportunities at Kibble. We invest in all staff to provide development opportunities and to ensure they have the skills and qualifications to best support the young people.

Safe Crisis Management Training

Safe Crisis Management (SCM) training equips employees with the skills to safely and confidently manage challenging behaviour through non-physical intervention techniques. Kibble adopted the Safe Crisis Management®  programme in 2004. We are ...

Work with us

Kibble is a national leading children’s charity, with our main campus situated in Paisley, Renfrewshire. As a provider of an extensive range of innovative and integrated services that support at risk children and young people, Kibble offer a diverse r...

Why work for Kibble?

With over 600 staff, as a national leading children’s charity delivering highly specialised services, it is essential that Kibble maintains a cycle of continuous improvement in all areas of operation. Our staff are the backbone of Kibble, providing s...

Vacancies

Available job vacancies appear on this page. Come back often and follow us on Twitter  to be the first to know about job vacancies at Kibble. For further information on fostering visit our fostering recruitment page .

Student placements

Kibble can offer student placements within both our care and education settings. All students must have a current PVG disclosure in place in advance of any confirmation of placement. The form below must be completed by all applicants, including the ...

Volunteering

Kibble’s Voluntary Service (KVS) offers a diverse range of volunteering opportunities from spending valuable time with a young person, to helping with the rewarding disability karting programmes at The Experience. KVS has many links within the l...
Funding

Funding

We are extremely grateful to receive support from a wide range of individuals, partners and organisations who provide us with the opportunity to continually invest in our services for young people, staff and facilities. Here are just a few examples of...
Foster with Us

Foster with Us

Could you be that special person that changes a child or young person’s life for the better? To create happy childhood memories and to nurture and encourage a young person to achieve their dreams? Being a foster carer is one of the most rewarding roles. I...

Contact

Make an enquiry For queries regarding student placement applications please see our Student Placements page. Please fill in the form below and we will call or email you back as soon as possible.
Make a referral

Make a referral

Kibble provides an inclusive, wrap-around support for children and young people from the age of 5 to 26. We provide residential care, a rewarding education, therapeutic support and a range of opportunities to help young people feel safe and supported....

Accessibility

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Privacy policy

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Cookie policy

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Student placement submission

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