• We offer a safe and stuctured environment where young people can begin to safely explore their experiences within a consistent psychologically containing environment.
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  • While our expectation is to offer settled placements of 6 months and more, our admission procedures are sufficiently flexible to take account of urgent situations.
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  • Barford education caters for pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties who have found it difficult to achieve their full potential in the mainstream sector.
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  • We aim to provide the best treatment for each individual child and the best support for significant adults who have the child in mind. We place the child and the adult at the centre of our thinking
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Our Homes

Barford Children's Services has four residential homes and a residential special school providing care to young people with complex needs placing them at the centre of integrated Therapeutic Care and Education.

Barford's policies and aims are to give all young people the opportunity to fulfil their potential and enjoy new experiences in a safe nurturing environment.  Outcomes for young people are a focus of all homes.

Our integrated approach begins at referral and continues throughout placement.

Beech Trees
Beech Trees House is a large detached traditional home set within its own grounds in a semi-rural village.  The home provides care for up to five young people with complex needs.  A safe nurturing environment in which young people can explore their identities and experience new opportunities with a focus on recognising achievements and outcomes.
Acorns Residential School will offer a flexible approach to boarding pupils who attend our Oakwood School.  We have 3 beds and accommodate boys and girls between the ages of 8 - 16 years.
The Oaks
The Oaks is a large detached home set within its own grounds in a rural village providing care for up to four young people.  The home is currently supporting young females who have a history of being exposed to risk.  Stability and nurturing is a focus of all care to support young people to engage in alternative lifestyles that keep them safe and to empower them to make safe choices.
Willow Lodge
Willow Lodge is a community based detached home situated on a residential street within a small town that provides care for young people aged 8-19.  The focus of care is on supporting young people to explore independence and to engage in age appropriate activities in order assist in transition to adulthood, integration back home or into foster care. 
Woodland Retreat
Woodland Retreat is a large detached home set within extensive grounds up a quiet country land but accessible to the local towns amenities.   The home provides a safe nurturing environment where up to six young people can experience new opportunities, and aims to stabilise behaviour and support young people to engage in age appropriate activities.