Dove Adolescent Services provides flexible, individual care packages for children and young people.

Our network of small multi-occupancy homes and single occupancy Specialist Resource Units give us the flexibility to support vulnerable children of different backgrounds and needs.

Our people, experience and approach to care are what make us stand out from other providers.

We accept referrals from both local authorities and independent providers of care services for young people, male or female,
usually aged between eight and seventeen. Typically they have a complex history and multiple needs.

Our Purpose

At Dove, our mission is to give the young people in our care a realistic chance to recover from often damaging histories and believe in their own potential whilst building towards a positive, confident start to adult life.

Our Service Model

We have developed our organisation with the aim of providing young people with bespoke packages of care. We have developed our service model over a number of years to become innovative in our delivery.

Residential Child Care
Homely, nurturing environments managed by highly experienced and qualified managers. Our homes are staffed with dynamic staff teams who bring a wealth of knowledge and training to the delivery of the individual care plans of our young people.

Therapeutic Services with Northern School of Child and Adolescent   Psychotherapy     (NSCAP)
Our partnership is based on the principle of  integration: combining   education/ training, clinical practice, research and evaluation into all areas of residential care. 




“…a unique compendium of values, beliefs, procedures and management and staff
behaviours which align with and fully support the Dove philosophy.”


“…an exemplary organisation with an embedded culture of excellence in their management and people development practice.”


“…the effectiveness of the Dove training system is the one of the best the assessor has
seen in this sector.”



“In a sector which habitually encounters high staff turnover, over the last 5/6 years Dove have established a strong and loyal community of staff.”


“The owners, managers and staff have all contributing in a deep way to building Dove
into an exceptional company.”


“…often seen to pre-empt and surpass regulatory standards from their own belief in what
excellent provision ought to look like.”




We’re immensely proud to have been awarded Investors in People Gold Status. This is an incredibly rare accolade – to earn gold you need to meet the 36 requirements of standard IIP accreditation, plus a further 126 requirements.

Gold represents achievement of world class practice. It shows a truly cutting edge
organisation is operating at the very highest levels of people management practice using Investors in People to drive the business forward.

Fewer than 1% of UK organisations have reached this prestigious standard. We are the very first to do so in our sector.

It’s a massive testament to the hard work of our whole team. It also helps demonstrate how our progressive approach helped us to achieve such positive 2010 Ofsted inspection reports for our homes.

95% of the 63 overall category ratings were Outstanding or Good.

Here are some of the comments from our 2011 Investors in People review report.

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