- Age Range: 6-12 on admission
- Capacity: Up to 4
- Gender: Mixed
- Length: Medium to Long
- Location: Wiltshire
Ebble House provides Attachment and Trauma-Informed Care (ATIC©) for up to four children aged 6-12 on admission. The home offers a bespoke, fully integrated package of residential care, clinical intervention and education, designed to help them overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma. The home specialises in working with children who have attachment disorders, or who have suffered childhood trauma or ACEs. The children may have associated syndromes such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and low-level autism.
When a child moves into Ebble House, they are given a clear plan with clear objectives based on their needs. The emphasis of the home’s practice is on attachments, regardless of past experiences or behaviour, and staff in the home support positive change of the child’s attachment experience. Staff are trained to deliver the best outcomes within a “Pro-Active Approaches” based support plan.
The Ebble House team shares a mission – “Through providing a safe, homely environment which is filled with love, laughter and nurture, combined with consistent routines, we enable our children to grow and develop, being supported to achieve their full potential while knowing they are valued and loved. We embrace practice based on play, acceptance of who they are, love, curiosity, empathy and consistency.”
“The child was keen to tell the inspector about his experiences. He shared how much he enjoyed the ‘family day’ and has asked if another day can be arranged. He said that he particularly enjoyed playing garden games and the cookery lesson that was provided by a guest chef.” – Ofsted, 2021