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 help children and young people to understand and manage their feelings more effectively.


“We provide a safe and secure home for up to 10 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?

Red Nose Day 2017

This year’s Red Nose Day was a busy day with face painting, a cake sale and a sponsored (static) bike ride.  It was a very enjoyable day and the Atkinson Home raised £72.16!

Art workshops at the Atkinson School

During last term’s Art Week, the students at the Atkinson School had the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops: Animation with the artist Anna Arroussi Photography with Matthew Pontin from FOTO NOW Screen printing with George Barron from … Continue reading

Atkinson has been awarded funding by DFE to support the STAIRS project.

For Atkinson, this will mean additional psychology time for our young people and we will be working with the National STAIRS team to embed this practice across the home. Continue reading