Lansdowne secure children's home

Lansdowne is a local authority run home in East Sussex. It is modern, purpose-built and physically secure. We provide care for up to seven young people, aged 10 to 17. Our ethos is child-focused and homely.

Each young person has a care plan ensuring support around agreed areas of work. This includes meeting education and health needs. They are encouraged to take part in individual and group work. This is designed to develop understanding and skills which will equip them once the terms of their secure order are met.

The nurturing environment and skilled staff ensure good outcomes for our residents. They develop positive relationships and feel supported to invest in themselves during their time here.

Lansdowne School is based within the Home. It provides full-time education for all residents. This is in line with the local school term dates.

The school provides a safe environment where young people gain confidence to re-engage in learning. They also develop independent learning skills.

Young people focus on developing core functional skills. Where appropriate, they undertake qualifications within a broad and balanced curriculum. The curriculum is structured into 5 key areas:

  • Core - Maths, English, Science, PSHE
  • The Wider World - Humanities
  • Creative - Art, Music, Dance, Drama
  • Life Skills - ICT, Careers, Food Technology, DT, PE, Horticulture, Animal Care
  • Ready to Learn programme

Built in to all areas of the curriculum are vocational pathways and career development. The school promotes careers and young people have regular access to an independent careers advisor.

Lansdowne specialises in helping young people who have been, or are at risk of being, sexually exploited. We also help those who engage in self-harmful behaviours. Our holistic approach works with them from the point of admission. We address all their physical and mental health needs. We support them to understand how to make safe and healthy choices.

Our experienced staff work with the health team. This is made up of:

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • GPs
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Physical Health Nursing
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Substance Misuse Practitioners

Telephone: 01323 466270