Secure Accommodation Handbook

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In England and Wales, Secure Accommodation is defined under Regulation 2 of the Children (Secure Accommodation) Regulations
1991 as ‘accommodation which is provided for the purpose of restricting the liberty of children’. Similar definitions apply
elsewhere in the UK and North America. There are three types of secure accommodation in England and Wales: secure children’s
homes, secure training centres and young offender institutions. Children and young people who are placed in secure accommodation
on welfare-based Secure Accommodation Orders are placed in secure children’s homes, while secure training centres and young
offender institutions are reserved to provide accommodation for young people on remand or sentence. This book covers all aspects
of welfare-based Secure Accommodation Orders in England and Wales and also provides a brief but clearly outlined overview
of the justice basis for placing a child into secure accommodation.

The book begins with a very brief historical overview of secure accommodation which highlights how the principles behind the
provision of secure accommodation …

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