Specialist residential care and education for children and young people. Registered by Care Inspectorate

About Us

Established in 1996, we provide a specialist service that offers both residential care and education or education only day placements, for those not needing residency. Residential options range from crisis respite to medium and long term, 24/7 - 52 week placements. We offer group living or single person occupancy, dependant on the needs of each individual. We support young people aged between 8 and 19 years who may have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, also complex needs such as autistic spectrum disorder, learning difficulties and problematic sexualised behaviour.

Our staffing ratio is dependant on each young person's individual needs to ensure they are supported in their development and grow to be successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

Our units, Maben House, Closeburn House and Closeburn Cottage are all located in beautiful rural locations in Dumfriesshire, South West Scotland yet close to principle towns and villiages that offer a wealth of interest and beauty - all of which are utilised through 24 hour learning opportunities where appropriate.


Holistic Childcare
Maben House

We aim to provide a safe caring and nurturing environment, offering support and guidance through ‘24 hr’ learning opportunities. Empowering young people to hold the key to their future by developing new skills and talents therefore enabling them to reach their full potential.