Our Specialisms

The clinical psychology service is integrated within the school's multi-disciplinary service and works jointly with psychiatry, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, nursing and holistic therapy to deliver a service that is complete and collaborative. 


Clinical Psychology


✓ Self management and coping skills

✓ Access to psychological therapies

✓ Development of adaptive living skills

✓ Assessment and support cogntive development

✓ Assessment and enhancement of psychological well-being

✓ Assessment and management of challenging behaviour


Allied Therapists


✓ Art Therapies: Music and Drama

✓ Equine Therapy

✓ Physiotherapy

✓ Play Therapy

✓ Holistic Therapies

✓ Dietician




✓ Healthy Diet Programme

✓ Promotion of health awareness

✓ Medical health reviews

✓ Management of physical health problems and associated conditions

✓ Medication reviews

✓ Assessment of physical health

✓ Management of minor illnesses




✓ Psychiatric review

✓ Paediatric review

✓ General practitioner review

✓ Management of associated physical illnesses

✓ Regular medical reviews

✓ Pharmacological management

✓ Behavioural management programmes


Outcome domains of our clinical services


✓ Cognition

✓ Sensory processing

✓ Language acquisition

✓ Life skills

✓ Independence

✓ Adaptive behaviour

✓ Motor skills

✓ Psychological well being (mental health)

✓ Diet

✓ Communication

✓ Meaningful engagement in activities


For more information, email us here, or call 0161 507 3723 to discuss a referral in confidence.



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We offer a differentiated and integrated education and care model focusing on children with high severity needs across three divisions: residential education, specialist education and therapeutic fostering

Foster Parent Suitability Questionnaire

Some basics to become a foster parent

Here are a few questions to help you discover whether fostering is right for you and what we need from our foster parents.

1. I have a spare bedroom for a foster child

2. I will be available to care for a child full time

3. I am over 25 years old

4. I have a stable, positive home to offer a child

5. I am a patient, resilient and understanding person

Foster Parent Suitability Questionnaire

Becoming a professional foster parent

We regard fostering as a profession. Therefore we'll treat you as a professional - we'll provide great pay, support and training. In return we expect our foster parents to provide a high standard of care for our children. 

I want a professional career in fostering and am happy to undertake ongoing training

Foster Parent Suitability Questionnaire

The challenges of fostering

Fostering is life changing and rewarding work. It can also be challenging at times but our foster parents tell stories of the great satisfaction they gain with our expert support. 

I understand that some children in fostering may have challenging behaviour due to the experiences they may have had

Foster Parent Suitability Questionnaire

Working as part of a team

As a foster parent we require you to work as part of the By the Bridge team but also with social workers, teachers and health workers to help support the child.

I am able to talk and listen to young people, aswell as working part of a team to help support them