Holistic care for children and young people affected by sexually harmful behaviour

SWAAY is a specialist provider of care for boys and young males who have displayed sexually harmful behaviour.

Based in the Thames Valley, we work with 10-21 year olds who have engaged in inappropriate sexual behaviour and who have often suffered multiple forms of abuse themselves.

We work to reduce the risk these young people pose, meet their complex needs and help them manage their physical and behavioural difficulties so they can leave their past traumas behind, build healthy relationships and lead responsible and rewarding adult lives.


‘We help our young people regain the voice denied to them by the closed world of abuse, so they can finally speak out and re-engage with the community around them.’
Ged Berry, Operations Director, SWAAY

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In October 2016 our home, SC431807,  built on its existing Ofsted rating of Good by being awarded ‘improved effectiveness’ in their interim inspection. There were many accolades included in Ofsted’s report, with special mentions for the remarkable progress young people had made in regards to their education, and the high levels of joint working that had taken place to deliver a structured therapeutic programme. Our inspector also highlighted the excellent management and delivery of transitions in and out the home, with the upmost consideration given to the emotional impact each move had had on the young people. A parent summed up the high levels of professionalism and motivation exhibited by the staff team perfectly “They have been so brilliant – everything they said they would do, they have done”.