A service that helps people in the north-east tackle drug and alcohol addiction has been highly rated by inspectors.
Monitors from the Care Inspectorate watchdog visited Teen Challenge UK’s north-east Scotland base in Fyvie on August 1 and have now published their report.
Teen Challenge offers a 44-week course using Christian principles.
Inspectors rated it “very good” for care, support and staffing – the second best of six possible ratings.
“Teen Challenge provides a holistic and individual service to a small number of people at a time,” said the report.
It added: “The overwhelming feeling from the inspection was of respect and caring.
“People are clearly accepted and valued whatever their needs, ability, gender, age, faith, background or other traits.
“Although Teen Challenge is a communal living project there is a big emphasis on individuality.
“Everyone has their own support plan and their own support towards individual goals.
“People can be confident that the right people are fully informed about their past, including their health and care experience, and any impact this has had on them.
“This service was performing at a very good standard.”