What are we going to do?
We are introducing a measure to ensure that operating a secure school can be a charitable activity. This measure will provide charitable providers confidence that they can operate secure schools in line with both their charitable objects and the government’s secure schools vision.
We are also introducing a measure to establish a clear statutory basis for the use of temporary release in Secure Children’s Homes (SCHs) in England and Wales.
In secure schools, the government wants to engage visionary child-focused providers of the highest calibre. The majority of organisations with the necessary background and experience to run a secure school are charities. (Residential Forum asks who says so?)This change is therefore fundamental to the growth of the secure schools programme and the youth custody reform programme, more generally.
Read on to find out HOW, the background and a series of FAQs.