Type of provision:   Education and residential care
Gender:  Mixed
Total number of children’s homes & other services:  3
Total number of registered beds:  58
Size range of homes:  A range of provision offering 1 to 1 and multi-bedded homes up to 5 beds
Age range on admission:  4yrs to 19yrs
Specialist services:  Therapeutic service offering full assessment and diagnostic intervention
Other education provision:  Nugent House School. Clarence High School
Registered school or other   Nugent House School and Clarence High offer full National
education provision:   Curriculum and Trade skills/Work experience/Life skills.
Therapeutic provision:  Therapeutic service offering full assessment and diagnostic intervention with on-site professionals
Other services:   Secure Accommodation provision. Mother and Baby. Adoption Service. Social Work in Merseyside Schools
Geographical location:  North West


With over 135 years’ experience of providing specialist services, the staff at Nugent pride themselves in offering a quality therapeutic, residential and educational provision. All of the children and young people we support have challenging behaviors, learning disabilities and associated complex needs.

Many of our young people will have been diagnosed with a Mental Health difficulty and/or display inappropriate behaviour.

We provide both residential care and education and day education placements. We mainly operate 52 week residential basis with options for 38 week placements, where required. We can also
offer adaptable and bespoke packages to suits the needs of individual young people.

Nugent adopts child-centred therapeutic support to meet the needs of the young people in our care. Our therapeutic model is rooted in humanistic psychology, including elements of attachment theory, psychodynamic thinking, behavioural and cognitive psychology and social learning theory.

It is our aim to support the child or young person’s development in ways that will foster security, confidence and resilience and provide an environment in which children and young people feel
safe, secure, valued, respected and confident and know how to approach adults, if they have difficulties.