Kibble provides residential care and support
to looked after young people, aged 12-18, who have been referred by
local authorities. Due to a range of circumstances, the young people are
unable to live at home.
Many of the young people in residential care have a range of complex
needs and have experienced trauma or neglect. As each young person is
unique, we offer a tailored approach that responds to the needs and
circumstances of the young people and their families. As well as
providing residential care and support, young people are supported by
our full range of integrated services to ensure the best outcomes for each young person.
Our team of highly experienced and personable staff provide the care
and support they need. They are more than just staff, they are familiar
faces that greet the young people each day, offering a friendly face, an
ear to listen, and a helping hand.
What is Residential Care?
Our residential care homes
provide a safe, comfortable and supportive home for young people
affected by adversity or trauma. Depending on need, young people will
stay in a residential care home that provides the right level of support
needed at that time.
We have 14 residential care homes,
nine located in our leafy open campus and five in the local community.
Residential care homes are located close to our schools, support
services and recreation areas. Young people in residential care are
supported by our range of integrated services including; psychological
support, education, and Young Workforce Development to provide a high
level of support and help them achieve the best outcomes.
A Safe, Structured Environment
The residential houses are small and homely, and are home to 4-8
young people. In each of our units, we strive to promote the values of
healthy family living and provide young people with structure, personal
space, respect and a relaxing environment.
Getting it Right For Every Child (GIRFEC)
We follow the GIRFEC model of care, ensuring each young person gets
dedicated care and support to meet their individual needs. Due to past
trauma or neglect, young people have a range of complex needs and each
has his/her own personalised care plan.
We believe in each and every young person, providing them with
opportunities to help shape their lives, futures, and future
When residential care is unsuitable, Fostering Services
support young people into foster care in the local community. Young
people above the age of 18 may transition to Adult Placement Services,
or move into Community Housing where they will continue to be supported
until the age of 25.
Life in Residential Care
Residential care homes provide a homely environment where each young
person has their own bedroom, space to relax and watch TV, or play
games, and a shared kitchen where meals are freshly prepared. There is
plenty of green space around each residential care home, with a football
pitch, skate park, gym and space to ride bikes. Friendly and
experienced residential care staff provide practical and emotional
support, and have positive, trusting relationships with the young
people. Dedicated key workers also provide a continuity of care.
The young people attend school by day, and in the evening activities
may be focused around specific interventions, or leisure time in which
they can meet friends, or enjoy other leisure activities such as going
to the cinema, meeting friends or attending a local club.