Secure Care in Scotland, a Scoping Study: Developing the Measurement of Outcomes and Sharing Good Practice

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This is a scoping study designed to help identify evidence gaps regarding the outcomes experienced by children and young people placed in secure care in Scotland. Initially a brief literature review examining recent papers and articles discussing outcomes for young people both in and leaving secure care was carried out. Gaps in the literature were identified and then semi-structured interviews completed with heads or deputy heads of service within each of the five secure units in Scotland, to further clarify where the gaps and challenges are in relation to this subject.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • looked after children
  • secure care
  • Scotland
  • mental health
  • young people

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