Inspectors have hailed the “committed and insightful” staff at an Angus young people’s secure unit in a glowing report.
The Care Inspectorate graded Rossie Young People’s Trust as excellent or very good in every key area following a December inspection.
The chief executive of the trust which runs the facility, a few miles south of Montrose, has expressed her pride in the staff there.
Rossie can look after 18 young people from throughout the UK in its three house units.
They have en-suite bedsits, with each house having living and dining accommodation.
The campus includes an indoor swimming pool, gym, fitness suite and secure outdoor courtyard with climbing wall and all-weather pitch.
Extensive grounds house garden areas and polytunnels to help further skills development.
In addition to a short site visit and virtual interviews, inspectors sent questionnaires to eight of the young people there.
The report said: “When we saw young people and staff together, we could see that they interacted warmly and openly.
“Staff were found to be very committed to young people and held them in high regard, being incredibly insightful of their individual and specific needs.”
It highlighted partnerships forged with the local community, including contributing baking and cooking to local projects supporting vulnerable people throughout the pandemic.
Inspectors described the impact of Rossie’s specialist intervention service (SIS team) as “incredibly positive”.
“There was a commitment to providing young people with care that helped them recover from historical trauma and begin to think positively about the future,” they said.
“The young people we spoke to were able to reflect on the impact that being at Rossie had made on their lives.”
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Rossie Young People's Trust is a registered Scottish Charity and our services include care, education, health and specialist interventions for both boys and girls aged 10 – 18 years.