Swanwick Lodge provides support and care for up to ten children aged between 10 and 17

We specialise in looking after children who have complex needs and present a significant risk of harm to themselves or to others.

We provide residential care for up to 10 male and female children aged between 10 and 17 years, within a safe and secure, therapeutic environment. We give children access to the specialist services they need to help them recover from difficult life experiences.

We support these children to develop positive stable relationships, and resettle in their communities where they can make a contribution and improve their life chances and outcomes.


Children can be placed at Swanwick Lodge if:

  • they have a history of absconding and are likely to abscond from any other description of accommodation; and if they abscond, they are likely to suffer significant harm, or
  • they live in any other description of accommodation, they are likely to injure themselves or other persons
Section 25 of the Children's Act 1989

The National Secure Welfare Commissioning Unit (NSWCU) manage referrals to Swanwick Lodge. If a child is placed at Swanwick Lodge, a contract is agreed between Swanwick Lodge and the placing local authority.

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Rated Good by Ofsted

Swanwick Lodge is Good!

We have been rated Good in our recent Ofsted report.

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