Here at The Amicus Community, we want the children that live in our homes and learn at our school, to feel and know that they are our greatest importance and highest priority. We work with children who have been impacted by the trauma of early environmental factors. These experiences have affected the children’s behaviour which has made living in some of their home environments and attending mainstream schools unsuitable and inappropriate.
We provide a highly supervised and planned environment that integrates residential care and education and is underpinned by a rigorous therapeutic model and understanding. The aim is to help children understand the impact of their pasts and corresponding behaviours and feelings. Enabling them to manage healthier relationships, through which they can achieve the trust and self-esteem essential for their eventual transitions. These transitions from Amicus may involve living in a new family-type setting (which may mean reintegration back into their family home or moving to a sustainable foster placement) and/or attending an alternative suitable educational setting.