Child Services

Rainbow Services offer children and young people person centric support in a wide range of activities.

Staff can offer support to learn life skills such as money, travel, personal care through practical activities and one to one support. We also offer opportunities to experience new activities or situations including but not limited to skiing, attending concerts, attending boys brigade or girl guides. Where a child or young person requires support to facilitate a therapy this can also be provided for example hydrotherapy or animal therapy. Support can be based in the home or in the community.

Once a child or young person begins service use with Rainbow, staff use GIRFEC principles to formulate a care plan which highlights areas of interest and areas to develop. To facilitate this, staff have received training on the principals of SHANARRI wellbeing indicators, which form part of our individualised care plans and are then given specialised training on any identified need that arises. This is either delivered by our training department or in conjunction with local authority partners. Staff also receive a comprehensive induction process which covers Child and Adult Protection, Manual Handling and Autism , along with training on legislation specific to children and young people. Rainbow Services also provide refresher training and practical training by senior carers in the home. Support is provided to families and staff through a dedicated on call system.


We offer our child and young person services to:

  • Children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Children and young people with complex health care needs and palliative care
  • Children and young people with physical disabilities
  • Children and young people with challenging behaviour
  • Children and young people with acquired brain injuries