What Do We Know about Children from England and Wales in Secure Care in Scotland?

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Over recent years concern has been raised about the increasing number of children in England and Wales for whom a placement in a secure children’s home is sought but cannot be found. As a result, a number of children from England and Wales are placed in secure care in Scotland instead. The report by the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) sets out to help provide a better understanding of the profile and experiences of children placed in Scottish secure care centres by English and Welsh local authorties. It aims to provide an overview of: * the children’s characteristics – age, gender and ethnicity; * why they were admitted to secure accommodation; * the prevalence and types of adversity they had faced since they were born and in the year prior to admission; * the support and services they had received in the year prior to admission; * their social care histories.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2022


  • secure accommodation
  • child welfare
  • child social care


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