document Chief Social Work Officers and secure care ABSTRACT, Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice, May 2017

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CYCJ 17 Chief SW Officers & secure care ABSTRACT MAY 17.docx

This abstract provides details of a qualitative study of Chief Social Work Officer (CSWO) perceptions; and of CSWO and local authority approaches to the use of secure care in Scotland.

pdf EDUCATION | Residential care and education: Improving practice in residential special schools and secure care accommodation services in Scoltand, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education Scotland, 2007

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HMIES 07 Residential care and education 2007.pdf

This practical staff development guide aims to help senior managers, practitioners and others, including placing authorities, to evaluate the quality of provision made for children and young people in residential special schools and secure care accommodation services. It highlights effective ways in which services can fully support some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people.

pdf INSPECTION | A Report on the Inspection of the Care Pathways of a Select Group of Young People who met the criteria for Secure Accommodation in Northern Ireland ABSTRACT, RQIA, March 2011

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RQIA 11 Care Pathways & Secure Accommodation MAR 11.pdf

This abstract details an inspection report published by RQIA which examines the care pathways of young people who entered secure accommodation in Northern Ireland.

pdf INSPECTION | Inspection of a High Support Unit in the HSE Dublin North East, HIQA, 11 December 2013

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HIQA 13 Inspection of a High Support Unit in the HSE Dublin North East 11 Dec 13.pdf

The HSU provides residential care and high support to children, boys and girls, aged between 12 and 17 years on admission, who are experiencing some difficulty in their lives and need additional support.

pdf INSPECTION | Memorandum of Understanding between the Department for Education and Ofsted in respect of children's homes, Department for Education & Ofsted, 12 October 2016

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DfE 16 Memo of understanding secure homes 12 Oct 16.pdf

This document outlines Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector’s support for the Secretary of State for Education’s functions with regard to secure children’s homes. Published April 2012, updated 12 October 2016

pdf INSPECTION | Visits to young people in secure care settings ABSTRACT, Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, October 2014

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MWCS 14 Visits to YP in secure care settings ABSTRACT Oct 14.pdf

This abstract provides details of a visit and monitoring report outlining joint Mental Welfare Commission and Care Inspectorate visits to young people in secure settings in Scotland.

pdf LEGISLATION | Children (Secure Accommodation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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LEG 96 Chilldren (Secure Accommodation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996.pdf

These Regulations, which came into operation on 4 November 1996, set out the procedure to be followed by Health and Social Services Trusts when considering placing a child in secure accommodation and subsequently applying to court for an order authorising the continued placement of the child in secure accommodation.
 
There are strict controls upon the use of secure accommodation for restricting the liberty of children who are looked after by Trusts.  These are set out in Article 44 of the Children Order and these Regulations.

pdf Local authority use of secure placements research report, Di Hart & Ivana La Valle, Department for Education, April 2016

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DfE 16 LA use of secure placements APR 16.pdf

This report is about children placed in secure accommodation on ‘welfare’ grounds, in order to prevent them from harming themselves or others. It examines how local authorities use secure accommodation and discusses: the purpose of secure care; the decision-making process when placing a child; alternative forms of local authority provision; and whether more evidence is needed on secure accommodation and how this could be collected.

document RESTRAINT | A review of restraint systems commissioned for use with children who are resident in secure children's homes ABSTRACT, Independent Restraint Advisory Panel, June 2014

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IRAP 14 A review of restraint systems ABSTRACT JUN 14.docx

This abstract details a review of restraint systems commissioned for use with children who are resident in secure children’s homes.

document RESTRICTION OF LIBERTY | Restriction of Liberty: Practice paper ABSTRACT, Children's Homes Quality Standards Partnership, 2015

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CHQSP 15 Practice paper 2 ABSTRACT 2015.docx

The aim of this paper is to help children’s homes focus in on an area of practice and consider the effectiveness of their approach.

pdf Secure accommodation in Scotland: Its role and relationship with 'alternative' services, Scottish Executive, August 2006

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SCOEX 06 Secure accommodation in Scotland AUG 06.pdf

This research was carried out between November 2002 – 2005 to increase understanding of the use and effectiveness of secure accommodation in relation to young people placed on the authority of a children’s hearing. It also examined the circumstances in which open residential or community-based services might provide an ‘alternative’ to secure placement.

document Secure Care in Scotland, a Scoping Study: Developing the measurement of outcomes and sharing good practice ABSTRACT, Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice, December 2015

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CYCJ 15 Secure care in Scotland ABSTRACT DEC 15.docx

This abstract provides details of a scoping study designed to help identify evidence gaps in the outcomes experienced by children and young people placed in secure care in Scotland.

pdf STANDARDS | Guide to Special Care Units Standards, Health Improvement and Quality Agency, November 2014

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HIQA 14 Guide-to_Special-Care-Units_Standards-NOV 14.pdf

Special care units are secure, residential facilities for children in care aged between 11 and 17 years. They are detained under a High Court care order for a short-term period of stabilisation when their behaviour poses a real and substantial risk of harm to their life, health, safety, development or welfare. Children reside in a special care unit where placement in such a unit is considered necessary for their care and welfare.

pdf STANDARDS | National Standards Special Care Units, Health Information & Quality Authority, November 2014

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HIQA 14 National-Standards_Special-Care-Units NOV 14.pdf

Special care units are secure, residential facilities for children in care aged between 11 and 17 years. They are detained under a High Court care order for a short-term period of stabilisation when their behaviour poses a real and substantial risk of harm to their life, health, safety, development or welfare. Children reside in a special care unit where placement in such a unit is considered necessary for their care and welfare.

default The use of secure accommodation, Barnardo's, 2005

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BAR 05 The use of secure accommodation & alternative provisions for sexually exploited young people in Scotland FEB 05.pdf

This report presents the findings of research concerning the use of secure accommodation for young people involved in, or at the risk of involvement in, sexual exploitation in Scotland. The research was commissioned by the Scottish Executive and carried out by the Barnardo's Policy and Research Unit between June 2003 and May 2004.

pdf They helped me they supported me: Achieving outcomes and value for money in secure children's homes, Justice Studio, April 2014

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SAN 14 They helped me ABSTRACT APR 14.pdf

This abstract provides details of a report into the extreme behaviours, mental health needs and high levels of self harm that staff in secure children's homes have to deal with. It outlines why children who need to be locked up do better in secure children's homes.

pdf YOUNG PEOPLE'S GUIDE | VOYPIC Young person's guide to secure accommodation leaflet

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VOY ND Secure Accommodation leaflet.pdf

 

pdf YOUNG PEOPLE'S VIEWS | I wish I could turn back time: Young people's experiences of life before secure care and views on programmes of intervention in secure care, Who Cares? Scotland, 2006

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WCS 06 I wish I could turn back time OCT 06.pdf

The purpose of this report is to provide stakeholders in secure care with an understanding of young people's views and experiences of life before entering secure care and of young people's views of programmes of intervention they undertook whilst in secure care.


pdf YOUNG PEOPLE'S VIEWS | In-secure: The views and experiences of young people in secure accommodation in Scotland, Who Cares? Scotland, 2004

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WCS 04 In Secure Better Outcomes for Secure Services Project 2004.pdf

This consultation exercise was produced as part of the Better Outcomes for Secure Services Project. Three key themes emerged - contact, rights and strip searching.

 

pdf YOUNG PEOPLE'S VIEWS | Life in secure care: A report by the Children's Rights Director for England, OFSTED, 2009

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OFS 09 Life in secure care 2009.pdf

There are 18 secure units in England. For this report, young people in nine were visited, chosen at random, and asked about their experience of living in security.