Secure Care Pathway and Standards, Scotland

The Secure Care Pathway and Standards, Scotland were launched on the 5th October 2020. These national standards for secure care set out what support children should expect from professionals when in the community or secure care. The Secure Care Pathway and Standards Scotland will ensure support is provided before, during and after care and thatContinue reading “Secure Care Pathway and Standards, Scotland”

Secure units and young people: In search of home to call your own

Originally posted on Promoting Open Justice in the Court of Protection:
By Anna Rebowska, 2nd September 2021 An earlier blog post reports on a COP case in which a 17-year-old girl (anonymised as “N”) endured numerous placement breakdowns and found herself repeatedly detained in Emergency Department and in police stations for her own protection and…

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021: secure schools factsheet – GOV.UK

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 measureContinue reading “Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021: secure schools factsheet – GOV.UK”

Secure children’s home scheme aims to help young people ‘transition’ back into the community

An innovative new scheme could be launched at a secure children’s home to help young people transition back into their communities. Aycliffe Secure Centre, which is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, provides a secure and caring home for young people between the ages of 10 and 18 with a range of complex problems and vulnerabilities. ThisContinue reading “Secure children’s home scheme aims to help young people ‘transition’ back into the community”

Unlocking the Facts: Young people referred to Secure Children’s Homes

What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC) has published a report Unlocking the facts: young people referred to secure children’s homes. The report, using DfE data and research conducted by CASCADE Cardiff University, builds a clearer image of the lives of young people referred to secure children’s homes and the differences between those offered aContinue reading “Unlocking the Facts: Young people referred to Secure Children’s Homes”

Coronavirus (COVID-19): residential childcare

This guidance is for organisations and their staff working in residential children’s houses, residential schools and secure care facilities. It supports the management of these services, taking account of local guidance and the public health guidance. Coronavirus (COVID-19): residential childcare guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): residential childcare

Secure Children’s Homes

A secure welfare placement is a placement route which is not taken lightly by a local authority as it entails depriving a young person of their liberty. When this decision is taken, a young person can be informed of the decision in different manners and, at the time a decision is made, it can beContinue reading “Secure Children’s Homes”

Residential Care Leadership Board, Work Programme 2019

The RCLB work programme focuses on the following objectives throughout 2019: Develop a vision for the future of secure care, working with the sector to develop new models for  secure provision,  supporting  the  development  of  joint  commissioning  arrangements  for secure children’s homes placements and monitoring the development of secure schools. Provide seed funding for testingContinue reading “Residential Care Leadership Board, Work Programme 2019”

Secure Schools

This collection brings together key documentation related to the Secure Schools Programme.  This page contains all of the of the key documentation relating to the Secure Schools and will be updated by the Secure Schools team throughout the life of the programme. There will be information on the policy and legislation underpinning the Secure SchoolsContinue reading “Secure Schools”

Secure Accommodation Network | Secure Children’s Homes

SAN is chaired by Dave Clarke, Registered Manager at the Lincolnshire SCH. The Deputy Chair is Thirza Smith, who is the Registered Manager for Clayfields SCH (Nottinghamshire). Dave and Thirza are supported by a core group of members to develop and lead SAN practices within secure children’s homes (England and Wales). The core group includes:-Continue reading “Secure Accommodation Network | Secure Children’s Homes”