COVID 19 UPDATE: Avocet House and Turnstone House remain open throughout the Covid 19 epidemic, all necessary precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of our young people, staff and visitors. Referrals continue to be accepted and any enquiries should be referred to the Principal, Vicki Collings.
Download our Covid 19 Action Plan for further information and for details of our remote education offer.
SES Kite commenced on 4 September 2020 providing a new provision for post 18 year olds.
Avocet and Turnstone House combine the very best qualities of highly specialised, integrated therapeutic care and education for children with complex behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties and associated learning needs.
We have successfully worked with vulnerable and traumatised Looked After Children with associated mental health issues, self harming and sexualised behaviours, some of whom have come to us as a ‘step down’ from secure settings.
We refuse to set limits around effective care and education programmes for children. Both Avocet and Turnstone House are set up to focus on the needs of the individual and take personalised learning to a new level. We believe that, regardless of past experiences every child, given the right circumstances, has the resources to move forward positively to a preferred future. And we have the results to prove it.
The purpose of both establishments is to provide a safe, nurturing, caring, positive and protective homely environment that promotes personal growth, development and learning based on a Positive Psychology.