Hillside is a national purpose built Secure Children’s Home, which opened in 1996. We are an integral part of Social Services Children’s Provision. We can accommodate up to twenty-two children and young people of either gender between the ages of 12 – 17 years.
The resources available within and to the Centre enable an intensive response to meet the complex and diverse needs of children and young people.
The work undertaken maintains a caring, controlled yet relaxed environment that enables each child and young person to feel safe and secure within themselves and able to take responsibility and control over their own lives, having developed many aspects of personal development and self worth. This is achieved through a high quality of care, education, assessment and therapeutic intervention that impacts positively on changing behaviours holistically.
What is a Secure Children's Home?
Secure Children’s Homes are often called Secure Units. These homes are managed by Local Authority Children’s Departments and operate in strict adherence and guidance from the 1989 Children’s Act and relevant regulations and Children’s Homes standards.