‘Nothing works’ in secure residential youth care?

Fleur Souverein 2013, Children and Youth Services Review Abstract “A debate about the effectiveness of secure residential youth care is currently going on. While some continue tosupport secure residential youth care, others conclude that ‘ nothing works ’ in secure residential youth care,and argue that non-residential treatment is superior to secure residential treatment. This articleContinue reading “‘Nothing works’ in secure residential youth care?”

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”

Criminalisation rate for children in residential care reduces

The Howard League is undertaking a programme of work to end the criminalisation of children living in residential care. The latest Department for Education data shows that the numbers of children looked after continuously for at least 12 months has increased from 4,050 in year ending 31 March 2015 to 5,210 in year ending 31Continue reading “Criminalisation rate for children in residential care reduces”

Placing children for ‘welfare’ and ‘justice’ reasons together in secure children’s homes

Research report considering whether the practice of placing children together in secure children’s homes for justice and welfare reasons increases the risk of child sexual abuse. GOV.UK Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/placing-children-for-welfare-and-justice-reasons-together-in-secure-childrens-homes

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”

Almost 1,500 children in England are locked up by the state at a cost of a third of a billion a year

The Children’s Commissioner for England report shines a light on the hundreds of children in England who are locked up in institutions across the country. The report, “Who are they? Where are they? Children locked up” gathers together for the first time all the data currently available about some of the most vulnerable children inContinue reading “Almost 1,500 children in England are locked up by the state at a cost of a third of a billion a year”

Residential Children’s Homes and the Youth Justice System. Identity, Power and Perceptions

Author: Shaw, Julie This book explores the factors at the individual, institutional and systemic levels which contribute to children’s home residents coming to the attention of the youth justice system, and the consequent implications for policy and practice. Perspectives are drawn from both young people and professionals in the care and youth justice systems.

THE YOUTH JUSTICE ACCOMMODATION PATHWAY Preventing Homelessness and Supporting Better Outcomes for Young People involved in the Criminal Justice System in England The Youth Justice Accommodation Pathway is a practical tool that local authorities, criminal justice agencies and other partners can use to plan accommodation and support services for young people aged 16 – 25Continue reading