The Amicus Community – A therapeutic community for children
The Amicus Community is an independent children’s therapeutic community accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Amicus provides therapeutic residential care and education to emotionally challenging and traumatised children between the ages of 5 – 18 years of age.
This is facilitated through our two homes and DfES registered SEN School.
Amicus is innovative due to our ethos and philosophy of which is the core of our working practice and is embedded within the culture.
Many other children’s homes or education may only focus on the behavioural aspects of the child’s presentation, where as our model is accredited as ‘therapeutic’, were there is constant thinking around the structure of the day and the child’s needs and reasons for their behaviour, which often stem from their earlier, often traumatic experiences.