Holistic care for children and young people affected by sexually harmful behaviourSWAAY 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
We are very proud of the efforts of all our staff who have worked so hard to maintain high standards of care, education and therapeutic support for our boys, whilst keeping everyone as safe as possible during the Covid-19 crisis.
We are equally in awe of the resilience of the boys who have managed their enforced semi-isolation in a very positive way.
We adopted a ‘bubble’ approach to lockdown from the start but although we’ve had to keep the residents and staff in each home separate from those in other houses, we’ve managed to keep a sense of community through online meetings and less formal quizzes and ‘get-togethers.’ Teaching and therapy meetings have continued throughout, thanks to everyone’s patience with the limitations of video conferencing technology.
Well done, everyone!MORE >