young people and adults supported annually in the community



of our students immediately progress to further training or work



of students would recommend Nacro to friends or family

We have a network of 18 Education and Skills Centres across the country, plus a further education college. We also deliver specialist education and skills in two Secure Mental Health Units and a Secure Training Centre. We provide tailored programmes – including technical, vocational and English and maths qualifications – to young people aged 14-19 and for disadvantaged adults. We partner with local employers to give young people the hands-on experience and skills they need to succeed in life.


Read Ofsted’s 2017 reports for Nacro and Totton College.

Despite the challenges that our students face – such as dysfunctional family life, behavioural problems, mental health issues and substance misuse – we support them to ensure that they aren’t permanently disadvantaged in future.

We are optimistic for the people we help but we could do more, including providing mentoring, skills for self-employment, digital learning and work placements with businesses, and supporting young women who have experienced domestic violence.

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