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

Maben House is purpose built with a separate education facility adjacent to the main house and is registered for up to ten young people aged 8 to 16 plus on admission. Set in an idyllic location on the outskirts of Lochmaben, Maben House offers an excellent environment for a young person coming to terms with their life. Here social work and education staff combine as a professional team, where young people’s abilities are developed through a patient, individualistic approach that makes full use of existing skills and offers new experiences to widen and compliment their horizons.

Closeburn House is an impressive country house that sits on the edge of Closeburn village and offers a similar service to Maben House - for up to 11 young people aged 12 to 16 plus on admission. Here we provide an exceptional “living & learning” educational & social environment, where each young person enjoys the opportunity to develop their potential to the full, though a comprehensive care and educational package, tailored to meet the needs of the individual. Suited to young people going through a troubled period, Closeburn House offers a structured yet nurturing environment where negatives are challenged, with opportunities for positive change and where young people are encouraged to appreciate their self worth. The staff team commands a comprehensive range of professional skills, experience and knowledge which are constantly updated through a process of continual staff development to ensure high standards are maintained.

We provide a respite service at “The Cottage”, a separate facility set in the grounds of Closeburn House. This is a 3 bedroom cottage set in landscaped gardens and available for those who need a period of “time out/space” from a current placement or family home. Education packages can be provided with planned respite, in collaboration with the teaching staff at Closeburn House.

Holistic Childcare and Education