“The Service has gone that extra mile to meet significant level of need. No other service in Scotland would offer a placement. Good Shepherd Centre have excelled expectations for this young person. The service is very good. Supportive, consistent and caring.”

- Social Worker, 2020

Welcome to The Good Shepherd Centre

The Good Shepherd Centre is a Scottish charity that provides a secure & intensive service for vulnerable young people based in Bishopton, Renfrewshire. We are privileged to be situated in a 38-hectare campus; within a beautiful countryside setting and stunning views over the Clyde estuary.

The Secure Care and Close Support service was established in 2006, in 2018 we introduced a new Through-Care service. Young people live in one of our 4 houses or 2 cottages depending on the level of support required. They continue their education in our school on campus or attend further education out with the campus.


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Our care and education staff are some of the most experienced and committed within this sector. Our values are at the core of every decision we make as a team; Kindness, Nurturing, Resilience, and Rights Respecting. In addition to our core values, ‘Hope’ has also been part of our ethos for a long time, as we believe without Hope we cannot achieve our goals.

At our most recent Care Inspection; Feb 2020; Feb 2020, we received a scoring of 5 in all areas, which include:

  • Quality of care and support
  • Quality of environment
  • Quality of staffing
  • Quality of management and leadership

We are very proud of these scores and the feedback we received from young people, staff, social workers and the care inspectors.