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The Langford Centre
CQC overall rating
Low Secure Unit


Pevensey ward is a 16 bed Low Secure service for males with complex, long-term psychiatric conditions, behaviours that challenge and increased risks to themselves and others.

Service Description

Our model of care adopts least restrictive practice principles to focus on enablement, positive risk-taking, therapeutic optimism, relapse prevention and reducing episodes of challenging behaviour while preparing individuals to transition into step-down or community settings.

Our extensive in-house multi-disciplinary team works collaboratively with each Service User to develop bespoke care-plans that are centred upon their needs, challenges and aspirations. The psychology department offer specific offence-focused therapies including one to one and group sessions on arson/fire-setting, sexual violence and restorative intervention. We use recognised clinical outcome measures to monitor and evidence progress and adopt a holistic approach to rehabilitation.

We have an internal recovery pathway where our Service Users can transition from the Low Secure service to our High Dependency Rehabilitation services at Seaford and Cooden wards whilst still being supported by the same multi-disciplinary team. This continuation of treatment has been effective in streamlining the process and promoting effective transitions in to least restrictive settings in a timely manner and supporting services users transitioning into community placements.


Inclusion Criteria

  • Males age 18+
  • Detained under the mental health act 1983
  • May be subject to moj restrictions
  • Primary diagnosis of mental health and /or personality disorder
  • May have secondary diagnosis e.G. Mild learning disability
  • May present with ongoing risk behaviours to self and others
  • May have complex needs and behaviours that challenge
  • May have offence related behaviours or an established forensic history
  • May have well managed physical health conditions