Earthsea House

For boys and girls aged 5-14

Earthsea House is a residential therapeutic community, with an on-site special school, providing specialist therapeutic care, education and treatment for a group of up to 11 children aged 5-14.

The home occupies a purpose-built house, with a particularly attractive interior, every part of which was designed with the needs of our children in mind.  It is situated within landscaped grounds based in a rural village north-west of Norwich.

Earthsea House provides therapeutic care, treatment and education, and specialises in the treatment of children who present severe emotional and behavioural problems, including sexualised behaviour, as a result of attachment difficulties usually rooted in early life trauma.

Through the use of our unique Integrated Systemic Therapy, which focuses on healing trauma and enabling healthy attachments and relationships, children achieve exceptional outcomes in every aspect of their lives.

We have consistently been commended for the quality of our provision in statutory inspections. Our staff are highly trained to enable children to work through their experiences of past trauma in a safe and comfortable environment designed for group living and learning. We provide a strong group-based culture which helps children engage with their difficulties, and support one another in recovering and achieving their potential.  Children are thus enabled to move on to mainstream or less specialised placements, and to manage future placements with less disruption and distress.

Referral Process

  1. Initial telephone conversation to result in request for relevant documentation, such as detailed chronology, core assessment, EHCP, psychological/psychiatric reports and copy of statement of SEN etc.
  2. Reciprocal visits, normally including Earthsea House Director to visit the child, and the child to visit Earthsea to meet both staff and children.
  3. Arrival date to be agreed.