Guide for young people

Answering some of our residents most common questions

Swanwick Lodge is a home where we provide support and care to children and young people aged between 10 and 17 years old. It is not a prison.

Young people are placed here for various reasons. While in our care, you will be in a safe and secure environment and you will be given the skills needed to make good choices in the future.

You may never have been in a secure home before and may be worried about what will happen, so we have designed this Young Person's Guide to Swanwick Lodge to answer questions you may have and give you an idea about what to expect during your stay here.

You may have concerns about why you or other young people have come to Swanwick Lodge. Whatever the reason, our role is to support you through this challenging time. You'll meet young people from different backgrounds and you will be treated with equal care. We'll look after you and make your stay as positive as we can.