Ardlaghan is a homely four-bedded bungalow situated in the countryside near Bathgate. The service offers a quiet tranquil base for young people to feel safe and enjoy their childhood. Whilst rural in placement Ardlaghan is close to both Edinburgh and Glasgow allowing the team to offer city based activities and cultural experiences. The staff team have been recruited and trained to work effectively with young people who have experienced significant trauma, neglect and abuse often resulting in difficulty forming and maintaining mutually supportive relationships. Relationships are developed through spending time and sharing experiences which develop the young person’s world view and confidence in their placement. Our team has a wide range of interests which they use to engage and also educate the child as part of our commitment with to the 24 hour curriculum.