Our aim is to make a difference to the lives of children and young people aged 8-18 years with a range of needs.
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Aspire Scotland is committed to ensuring that those who need our specialist services are still able to gain access to them during this challenging time, whilst upholding safety.
We are taking all possible measures to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 to our colleagues and those who use and visit our services. To help us do this, we are working in accordance with the advice given by the World Health Organisation and public health agencies.
For more information on the measures being taken to reduce the transmission risks of Covid-19 across Aspris Scotland, please click here.
If you have any questions or specific placement enquiries, please do get in touch.
About Aspire Scotland
Aspire Scotland is part of Aspris Children’s Services and offers specialist care and/or education services across Ayrshire.
Our aim is to make a difference to the lives of children and young people aged 8-18 years with a range of complex needs. This includes an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), child sexual exploitation (CSE), emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD), and other behaviours that may challenge.
We provide high-quality care and education in safe and nurturing environments. This is demonstrated by six of our children’s homes being graded as either ‘5 – Very Good’ or ‘6 – Excellent’, during their latest inspection from the Care Inspectorate.
12th February 2021
We are proud to have been featured in Education Scotland’s ‘What Scotland Learned’ publication. The publication features inspiring stories of how education practitioners across Scotland have responded to the Covid-19 crisis. Our story explains how the Aspire Scotland team focussed on ensuring stability and continuity of service provision during the pandemic, while maximising opportunities to…Read more
27th January 2021
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, celebrating Burns Night may have felt different this year, but our dedicated staff teams ensured that our young people still had fun. Across Aspire Scotland’s children’s homes, young people took part in a range of activities to mark the occasion. The young people spent the afternoon researching Robert Burns and…Read more
We are Passionate about our chosen vocation and meeting the needs of our young people.
We are Flexible in our understanding of, and response to each individual young person.
We are Professional at all times and loyal to the organisation, its aims and objectives.
We are Respectful of colleagues and those in our care.
As ‘One Team’ we are driven by the quality and are Innovators and Embracers of Change.
We are Accountable for all our decisions and actions.
“My experience of working with Aspire Scotland has been extremely positive. The staff are interested in the young people they work with and are flexible in their approach, prioritising the young people’s needs and going the extra mile to facilitate open lines of communication between agencies and families.
They are able to evidence a commitment to person-centred planning and develop imaginative ways of working to optimise opportunities of meeting agreed target outcomes.
Aspire Scotland’s ethos of keeping the young person at the centre is evident to agencies, families and most importantly the young person themselves.”
“Aspire Scotland is an exceptional provider of supports for children and young people, they have made a genuine difference to the life prospects of some of our most vulnerable young people and can offer some unique opportunities with their community model”
“The team at Aspire Scotland stuck by me and have helped me get back on track. Radio City School has been the making of me, offering a part-time job and the opportunity to talk to local people and my friends from school”
“I’ve got a lot to thank the staff for at Aspire Scotland. If my daughter hadn’t gone into care and received the support she’s got, she wouldn’t be here right now. She’s flourishing, she’s happy at Aspire Scotland and it’s just absolutely amazing. All of the family can see the difference in her.”
Parent of a young person supported by Aspire Scotland
“Aspire Scotland is an exceptional provider of support for children and young people. They have made a genuine difference to the life prospects of some of our most vulnerable young people and can offer some unique opportunities with their community model.”
Placements Manager, Local Authority