Young People, Families & Carers
At Kibble we strive to ensure that, whether you’re a young person facing adversity, their parent or carer, you’re fully supported in all aspects of your well-being.
The welfare of young people is at the heart of our charity mission and we’re committed to helping care-experienced young people achieve their full potential, according to the Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) approach. GIRFEC puts the young person at the centre of decision making about their welfare, and we want you feel confident and informed about the support offered by our education and care services; whether that be our residential care homes, foster, respite or secure care, education, training, or our early intervention services.
From the moment that you’re first put in touch with Kibble, you‘ll have access to innovative, sector-leading resources and the support of a team who are committed to helping care-experienced young people achieve their full potential. We provide a continuum of care for young people from the age of 5 onwards, and a range of integrated services that include psychological support and interventions with our Specialist Intervention Service (SIS), youth education at the Kibble Open School and employability training with KibbleWorks, one of our Young Workforce Development programmes. We’re focused on creating a safe, secure and caring environment at Kibble, and on achieving the best outcomes possible for care-experienced young people.
Many of the young people who come to Kibble have experienced trauma in their lives and have complex social, emotional, educational or behavioural support needs. We work with young people a holistic, structured way, to help them move forward from adversity and lead healthy, fulfilled lives. We believe that care is a process that should be done with young people and their parents or carers, not to them, and we want you to feel respected, listened to, and valued as an individual.
On these pages, we’ve put together a range of resources for you, as a young person or their parent of carer, accessing our service for the first time. We’ve created these pages to answer some of the questions that you may have, and to point you in the direction of further support and advice if you need it.