St Cuthberts Care has five residential children's homes in the region, each providing invaluable care and support for children and young people who are unable to live with their own families.
As a result of the trauma they have experienced in their lives, children and young people moving into our homes often have very complex needs and challenging behaviour.
Our skilled and dedicated staff are trained in helping them to overcome these difficulties, discover their aspirations and prepare for a brighter future. Our Auton homes provide a stable, traditional, domestic environment where children and young people can be nurtured, cherished and given the structure they need in their lives to enable them to reach their full potential.
The welfare of children has been at the heart of St Cuthberts Care's work since our charity was first established in 1946. Our Auton children's residential homes are named after Leslie Auton, who was cared for by the charity when it was known as the Diocesan Rescue Society. He bequeathed a substantial legacy to us, over a decade ago, asking that it be used to benefit children in care.
Today, our Auton children's homes continue to offer a safe environment for vulnerable young people where staff act as positive role models and inspire youngsters to develop their self-esteem and confidence.
All of the staff have high expectations of the young people with regard to their personal behaviour and approach this with consistency at all times. The young person benefits from these clear boundaries and expectations, and the security they create.
David Rylance, commenting on Auton Sunderland
Deputy Head, Ascent, The New Bridge Academy, Sunderland