We accept requests from Local Authorities across Scotland and would always endeavour to respond positively to referrals which are made for care and education placements, or those for education only.
Some very successful partnerships exist with agencies and departments further afield who require specialist residential provision for young people who cannot be accommodated within their home area.
We also work closely with the North Lanarkshire Health Board who support the school on a range of health and wellbeing outcomes.
General medical assessments are carried out by the local GP Service, assisted by practice nurses.
Additional Support for the health plans of young people comes from the GP, Dentist, Optician, Chiropodist and others.
LAC Nurses visit regularly offering a range of supports, facilitating links to both Drug and Alcohol Services and Sexual Health Advice.
Community Nurses provide support with smoking cessation strategies, immunisation and healthy eating, in conjunction with our own Support Team.
Mental health and wellbeing strategies are facilitated by CAMHS, who also provided psychiatric input when required.
A local Speech and Language Practitioner will also assess and work with young people on request.
On a contractual basis, we employ a Forensic Psychologist who is involved in our multi-disciplinary assessment, in direct work with young people, in support of our Collaborative Interventions Team and is also an important resource for staff training and development.
We work closely with Outdoor Pursuit Specialists who involve young people in experiences such as canoeing, mountain biking, skiing, sailing, hill walking etc.
In our local community, young people enjoy opportunities to work in partnership with SAMH, Air Cadets, YMCA, St Andrews Hospice, Plains Community Group and local football clubs.