Becton School is part of the Becton Young Peoples Centre and was opened in September 2010 and provides education for young people attending the Becton Centre; a regional service for children and young people with serious or complex mental health problems. The school operates within a multi-disciplinary framework; working closely with a wide range of professional including psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors, nurses and therapists.
There are four lodges within Becton, each of which serves somewhat different populations of young people:
Sapphire Lodge is a 14 bed inpatient unit at the Becton Centre for young people aged 14 -18 years who are experiencing complex emotional, mental health and behavioural difficulties
Emerald Lodge is a 9 bed inpatient and 3 day patient unit at the Becton Centre for young people aged 14 -18 years who are experiencing complex emotional, mental health and behavioural difficulties
Ruby Lodge is a 7 bed dual diagnosis inpatient unit for young people aged 5-16 years with a combination of mental health and learning difficulties.
Amber Lodge is an 8 day patient unit for young people aged 5-12, most of whom have a Statement of Educational Needs and complex emotional and behavioural difficulties. Amber Lodge also provides outreach for a significant number of children.