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Welcome to Atkinson

“We help children and young people to manage their emotions.


“We provide a safe and secure home for up to 10 young people aged 10-17, on a welfare-only basis, who are experiencing crisis in their lives because they are placing themselves and others at risk, or have a history of absconding from previous placements.


“We offer postive intensive support to each young person, giving them opportunities to develop to their full potential. And we redcue their risk so they can return to a positive lifestyle in the community.”

Darren Beattie, Atkinson Manager

What's new?

New exciting facilities – improving Atkinson

To improve the living environment in our home, we currently have several facility projects underway. The aim is complete them all by summer 2016. Find out what these include... Continue reading

Our latest Ofsted report

Young people say they feel safe and that they see the home as a safe haven, inspectors visiting our secure children's home, in Exeter, have found. Continue reading

Why are we using Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy?

We have recognised that most of our children and young people have experienced some form of trauma which affects their emotional and social development. As a result we have to ensure our staff have the knowledge and skills to manage our children therapeutically. … Continue reading