Type of provision:  Children’s Homes and Schools
Gender:  Mixed
Total number of children’s homes & other services:  15 children’s homes, 16 schools, including 4 Learning Centres.
Total number of registered beds:  128
Size range of homes:  Range from 4 to 9 beds
Age range on admission:  8-19
Specialist service:  SEBD, Communication Impairments, Challenging Behaviour, Complex Learning Difficulties
Registered school:  16 Schools, including 4 Learning Centres – please refer to website.
Therapeutic provision:  Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Play/Art Therapist, CBT, CAMHS Practitioners, Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapist.
Other services:  Educational Psychologists, child psychiatrist
Geographical location:  North East, North West, Yorks & Humberside East Midlands.


Witherslack Group is a specialist provider, supplying a totally integrated package of high quality residential care, education and therapy. Witherslack Group operates a number of residential and day
schools for children with a wide range of special educational needs.

Witherslack Group also has a number of children’s homes providing specialised high quality 52-week care. These are located in the North East and North West of England. Each home operates in partnership with Witherslack Group schools. This enables the staff to develop considerable expertise in addressing the particular needs of services users.

Witherslack Group believe that every young person has a right to access education of the highest quality through which they develop confidence, self-esteem and gain meaningful accreditation.

As well as separate homes and schools, the Group operates four fully integrated specialist homes and Learning Centres.  Witherslack Group Homes and Schools are regularly assessed by Ofsted as being “Outstanding”.

Witherslack Group was established in 1972 and has a national reputation for providing outstanding outcomes for young people.

Company Website:  www.witherslackgroup.co.uk