What we can do

Marlowe Child & Family Services offer children and young people with a range of psychological, emotional and behavioural difficulties a range of specialist placement options, education, assessment, clinical input and therapeutic provision.

Specialist provision includes residential services for children and young people who present with histories of placement breakdown, behavioural difficulties, self-injury, absconding, sexual vulnerability, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and sexually harmful behaviours. Services are provided in dedicated four-bedded homes with specific statements of purpose, trained staff and access to appropriate and expert clinical services.

In addition we provide special needs education at one of two Registered/Approved day schools, Placements are available both to students living in our homes and to day students living locally.

We are committed to ensuring all our services offer high quality service delivery, best value and the most positive outcomes possible.

Latest news

Marlowe beat Pathway in a close run match

In a recent charity cricket match, a combined team of Gloucester and St David’s staff and young people very narrowly beat a Pathway Care Team at the picturesque St Fagan’s near Cardiff. In the first of what hopefully will become an annual event, experienced and inexperienced cricketers alike contributed to a very successful and enjoyable day; raising several hundred pounds for …

About Us

Marlowe Child & Family Services are a well-established highly professional child-care organisation providing small, genuinely therapeutic residential homes, preparation for foster-care, day schools providing special education and a change of clinical services including psychological assessment and therapy. We work with a wide variety of children , 8 – 18, and have services in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Pembrokeshire.

Case Study D - Safe Steps

Gavin had been in and out of foster care for over four years. Some of the placements were good ones, and Gavin had positive memories of them. Some of them were less good. They all however had something in common; they had disrupted after a few weeks or months, primarily because of Gavin’s behaviour and his desire to be back with his mother.