About Us

Smooth Starts Plus (SSP) is an independent organisation which provides a range of support services for children and young people who have complex and challenging needs. Smooth Starts Plus is shaped by the Positive Behavioural Support model and is based on the ethos that all children have the right and ability to lead meaningful lives.


Smooth Starts Plus is based in Newport, South Wales and provides support services across South East Wales


Current Services include:


Clinical and Training


Direct Assessment and Intervention services are provided by our clinical team, both to those accessing the service and on an out-reach bases within the community for charities, local authorities, care co-ordinators and other providers. The aim of all clinical input is to increase the understanding of the current situation and provide practical recommendations to optimise outcomes within the child/young person's environment.   


Community Support


Smooth Starts Plus Community services provide direct sessional support for children and young people to optimise their opportunities within the community. The two current projects are:


Care and Support - For children and young people who who require increased and intensive support to access play and leisure activities


Alternative Education - For children and young people who are at risk of becoming excluded from education to help stabilise unhelpful patterns of behaviour and support positive reintegration into services


All community sessions are individually designed and developed, and supported on a two staff per child ratio.


Holiday and After School Schemes 

Smooth Starts Plus are piloting a holiday scheme in 2018 for children who require additional support and would benefit from opportunities of small group based activities. If successful, this scheme will be available from 2019





Coming Soon



For more information on all services available please contact us at:


Email: enquiries@smoothstartsplus.co.uk

Phone: 01633 972951

Mobile: 07588165018