Type of Provision: Children’s Home – we specialise in providing Residential, Therapeutic and Educational support for SHB teenage males only.
Gender: Male only
Total No. of children’s homes & other services: 1
Total No. of registered beds: 17
Size range of homes: 17-bed
Age range on admission: 15-18 years
Specialist Services: Therapeutic Community – Harmful Sexual Behaviour.
Other Education Provision: Glebe House School
Registered school or other education provision: Independent School
Therapeutic Provision: Therapeutic Community – Harmful Sexual Behaviour.
Other Services: Outreach Service, Community Based Training, Physical Intervention Training.
Our charitable Trust provides specialist interventions for young men between the ages of 15 and 20, with a known history of harmful sexual behaviours. Underpinned by over 50 years’ successful provision of therapeutic care, Glebe House offers an emotionally secure and monitored environment, which supports adolescent males who are a risk (emotionally and physically) to themselves, to children, to their families and to the wider community. Residents are referred by local authorities and social services or as directed by the Court.
Over a 2 to 3 year placement, Glebe House encourages residents to recognise and effectively reduce the risks and threats that they face and represent. The aim is to assist them to learn how to maintain socially and legally acceptable standards of behaviour, so that they can resume independent living.
Our support process uniquely offers an 18 month transition service, post residency, to those residents who have completed the Therapeutic Programme. This aims to ensure a successful transition back into mainstream society and is one of the reasons we achieve good long-term outcomes and maintain such a cost-effective success rate.
We have a genuine, warm atmosphere and offer a sense of security and belonging for residents that are common in therapeutic communities, but rare inside a standard forensic setting. There is a real sense of belonging, which both residents and staff contribute to and which is based on mutual respect.
It is an establishment for young people and inherent to this, is a good humoured acceptance of boisterous vigour. However, this is underpinned by a discipline of purpose. Residents are regularly set rigorous requirements that are matched with the type of high expectations they will have rarely met before.