With over 20 years collective experience in social care under our belt, we are experts through both practice and understanding. Today, we are proud to be the trusted partner of Derby and Nottingham local authorities and health trusts, providing specialist support and care services for children and young people.

We provide regulated children’s homes and semi-independent living provisions.


Support for children

Our integrated therapy means we support every child’s individual needs in a truly holistic and person-centered way.

  • Age Range: 8 – 16 on admission
  • Capacity: Up to 3 children at Sandpiper
  • The Habitat: Solo placement
  • Workfield: Respite/short breaks
  • Gender: Any Gender
  • Length: 28 days or as long as required
  • Locations: Derby, Nottingham and Wakefield

Support for children with

Our services would be supportive to children and young people who have emotional and behavioural difficulties due to the trauma they have suffered in their childhood. This includes attachment, disassociation and those who need a period of stabilisation in a therapeutic environment with sole focus on them. The home looks to create a safe environment using relationships to support the child to grow.

  • Early life trauma
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Disrupted attachments


Outcomes and Strategies in our children’s homes

Being supported to maintain existing relationships with family, friends, social workers and therapists where appropriate
New strategies for managing their emotions and feelings/self and co regulating skills improved
Improved engagement with education and extra-curricular activities
For children and young people to feel safe and listened to
Moving into group and family settings
Building of trusting relationships
Reduced risk-taking behaviour
Improved emotional stability

The Management Team

The Management Team will actively support staff team members in their day-to-day tasks through ongoing training, supervision, and appraisal. The team will receive the best training opportunities possible for them to provide the best care. We will ensure that each young person’s well-being and health needs are properly met and monitored. We will ensure children and young people’s medical support and health care needs are effectively provided for in conjunction with the relevant health professionals. We will encourage children and young people to engage in appropriate community-based activities, aimlessly wandering the streets in search of trouble will not be an option at Sandpiper

We have achieved a balance of care and control that enables our children and young people to grow and develop as individuals due to clearly defined structure and boundaries allowing us to be-able to promote desired, acceptable behaviour through the setting of individual incentives, goals, targets and sometimes all is required is a simple “well done”.

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