Red Balloon Learner Centres (RB) are alternative providers of education and therapeutic care for children aged between 10 and 17. Children attending RBAir are aged between 11 and 16. Our students follow individual full-time recovery programmes that encompass education, personal development and well-being. The programmes help them regain their self-confidence, get back on an academic track and take responsibility for themselves.
The features that underpin a successful RB student programme are and will remain:
All students have bespoke short and long term aims, the latter specified through a placement plan. A successful programme will enable the student to make a transition (return to mainstream education pre 16; education employment or training post 16) when the student and all concerned consider that to be practicable and achievable. RB will prepare children to live independently and make appropriate decisions.
Red Balloon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.