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Referring social workers

If you are seeking secure provision please call 01392 457999. Here at the Atkinson we understand that placing in a young person in a secure environment can be a challenging and stressful process both for the young person and the professionals that are caring for them. That’s why we aim to provide a professional and supportive service that guides everyone through the process.

As one of England’s leading welfare-only secure children’s homes,  Atkinson has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge relating to to Section 25 Welfare Orders.


To make an application for young person please complete the

referral for secure accommodation form


For a more in-depth overview, please refer to the following documents:

button – Section 25 Welfare Order criteria

button – welfare bed availability

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