Welcome to Atkinson

Please leave a comment here  – we would like to know what we did well and the areas we may need to work on. If Atkinson has been your home or you have come to visit a friend or relative we’d love to hear about your experience.


“We are helping young people to understand and manage their emotions.


“We provide a safe and secure home for up to 12 young people aged 10-17. Young people stay with us on a temporary basis when they 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 positive intensive support to each young person, giving them opportunities to develop to their full potential. And we reduce their risk so they can return to a positive lifestyle in the community.”

Darren Beattie, Atkinson Manager

What's new?

Restorative Service Quality Mark award!

We are delighted to announce that Atkinson has been approved the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) award for a further three years. Continue reading

Koestler Awards 2017

It has been another very good year for Atkinson students in the annual Koestler Awards. We have our first results back as part of the Under 18s Fast Forward Programme. Continue reading

Anti-bullying week at Atkinson 26-30 June 2017

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all young people, teachers and carers to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is 'All Different, All Equal'. Continue reading