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16 & 17 Services

As children grow up and approach adulthood, they gradually gain more independence from their parents. We seek to replicate this transition to independence for children  and young people.

  • The young people we help comprise of:

    • Young offenders who are at risk of reoffending

    • Young people assessed as being vunerable (eg. risk of CSE)

    • Those leaving care 

    • Young people who have a history of substance misuse

    • Mental Health Issues 

    • Those affected by gangs

    • Young people with physical and/or mental disabilities

  • As well as providing safe, comfortable independent/semi-independent accommodation, for each young person, we develop a bespoke plan.  The aim of the plan is to help them develop their skills and confidence to overcome barriers in order to live independently and responsibly. Depending on an individual's needs, a plan could include the following:

    • Our Skills For Life Course which teaches independent living skills such as cooking and cleaning.

    • Education & Training

    • Access to professional mental health support

    • Learning acceptable behaviour and management skills to prevent reoffending

    • Being able to identify positive and negative influences in order to make sensible choices.

  • We offer specialist 24/7 therapeutic support for children in need. Elliot Leigh TLC has accommodated over 1,010 young people with complex and emotional behavioural difficulties. Our expertise and services include 24/7 therapeutic support, dedicated specialist staff, support with emotional behavioural difficulties self Harm, Autism and drug / alcohol abuse.

  • We are incredibly proud of our key workers who have extensive knowledge and experience in supporting young people in care. Our key workers work effectively to help young people overcome many issues. To find out more, click here.

What do we offer?

 While most children in the care system will be best placed in foster care or a children’s home, from the age of 16, a looked after child can leave care (becoming a ‘care leaver’) and/or move to supported accommodation if they are ready for it. The aim of our supported accommodation is to support young people to develop their independence in preparation for adult living while keeping them safe in a homely and nurturing environment. To us, it's more than just a room; we want to provide a safe, homely environment.

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