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Illustrated by one of our extraordinary young people.


Pebbles exists to nurture and develop, so that any given young person welcomed into our care will flourish.

We ensure all young people experience a sense of family and are given the support to learn within a safe and therapeutic environment. We insist upon a trauma informed practice from all of the team, to ensure a healing and empowering experience for young people.

We promote a sense of partnership with family, professionals and all those who will support the journey to a positive destination for each young person.

Hugs, nurturing
& resilience for
brighter futures.

How we nurture, develop and help our young people truly flourish.

The thoughtful minds

The carers, educators and forensic psychologists behind Pebbles Care offer their personal insights and thoughts in this informative blog, alongside all the great things our young people are achieving.

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The caring hands that dedicate their working lives to young people in need of safety and security.

The extraordinary young people…

I had the best Christmas ever!

Pebbles are amazing, understanding and never let us down.

Truly loving people.

This is where the voices of our young people are heard and the stories of positive outcomes for the most vulnerable young people in our society.

and their journey

Physiological needs

These are biological requirements for human survival and the first that need to be met e.g. air, food, drink, shelter, clothing, warmth, sleep.

Personalised and responsive mental health support for young people and an informed strategy to develop resilience for future living.


The need for security and safety become salient in the care of young people. They want to experience order, predictability and control in their lives. These needs can be fulfilled by the care home family, educators and society.

Tackling emotional security, health and wellbeing, freedom from fear and social stability.

Love & belonging

Understanding the social needs and feelings of belonging for a young person. The need for interpersonal relationships motivates behaviour.

Examples include friendship, trust and acceptance, receiving and giving affection and love. Along with affiliation and being part of a group (family, friends).


Esteem for oneself (dignity, achievement, mastery, independence) and the desire for reputation or respect from others (status, prestige).

The need for respect or reputation is most important for young people and precedes real self-esteem or dignity.

Self Accomplishment

This refers to the realisation of a young person’s potential, self-fulfilment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences.

This is the desire to accomplish everything that one can, to become the most that one can be.