Our Specialist Children and Young Peoples Services are designed around children to help them grow, thrive and be all they can be.
We work with children and young people at every stage of their journey and we support them to learn new skills, have new experiences, and live life to the full.
The Richmond Fellowship Scotland have been in North Ayrshire providing support for over 20 years.
Children and young people are at the heart of what we do.
The support we provide for Children and Young People is as unique as the young people we support. As they grow and develop, our support does too.
We support children from age 5 and with a wide range of needs and challenges including learning disabilities, autism, mental health problems and complex health needs.
Support ranges from 24 hour care in the home to help to get out and about or attend school and college. We also support young people as they transition into adult services.
We help families too.
We understand how hard it can be for families and the pressures they face. Our support fits around family life and we work hand in hand with parents and families to help children and young people achieve their ambitions.
We can also help families connect with others, develop their own knowledge and skills and provide advice and support at home.
Our highly successful Positive Pathways course also helps parents and carers of children with autism to develop their skills in managing their child’s behaviour.
Our staff make a difference
Our teams are small and consistent. We recruit locally and we make sure our staff have the right skills, knowledge and values to provide the best possible support.
All staff are fully qualified and registered with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). They’re also members of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.
We also provide lots of child and young people specific training to staff and teams at every stage of the journey.
This service is available up to and including 24 hours per day and 365 days of the year.
Accessing our support
Referrals to our services are usually through Social Work. If you are a parent and would like us to support your child, speak with your child’s support worker in the first instance. They can also discuss funding options with you.
If you already receive an SDS budget for your child you can refer directly to our services.
If you would like to know more about our services or how we can support children and young people please get in touch Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm: