“Therapists work with the children and staff to develop strategies to support safe progress towards their goals. The highly effective planning and proactive safeguarding practice contributes to a significant reduction in risk and, consequently, to children’s sense of safety and stability.”


“Cohesive and effective working relationships between care staff, education staff and clinicians ensure that young people receive an individual and holistic package of support to address their identified needs. This high level of care and positive multi-agency working ensures that young people make progress from their individual starting points.”


“Just to let you all know that I feel you have done a magnificent job with my client, and long may it continue for him when he returns home to Northampton.”

Derek Amory
Social Worker

“I just want to put in writing how impressed I am with the CCATS service for young people and their families in this area. I am the manager of the Learning Support Centre at Central Lancaster High School. In the many years I have worked with young people I have not come across a service that is so efficient. The things that impress me are:

  • Speed of uptake of referrals
  • Communication – calls are returned, workers keep me informed as to what is happening
  • Professionalism of the workers
  • Relationships that are quickly built up with the young people and their families

I sincerely hope that this service continues long into the future. It would be so short sighted to cease it. Research has proven that early intervention is crucial in order to prevent long term enduring problems.”

Carole Hull