The Secure Welfare Coordination Unit has created a guidance booklet to support the referral process for a secure welfare placement. The booklet includes the process, statement of responsibility, FAQ’s and mock referrals.
This guidance booklet can be found on the Referrals page.
A secure welfare placement is a placement route which is not taken lightly by a local authority as it entails depriving a young person of their liberty. When this decision is taken, a young person can be informed of the decision in different manners and, at the time a decision is made, it can be unknown to the young person what a placement within a secure children’s home will look like for them, or even how long they might reside there.
A young person who has resided within a secure children’s home on welfare grounds has written an account of their journey within the placement and the positive impact it had on her.
Dr Phillip Lee tweeted about his visit commenting on the great work done educating and caring for some of the most challenging young people in Britain.
Thank you to Linda Wright and all of the staff at Clayfields House, a secure children’s home owned by @NottsCC, who generously hosted me today. The great work you do educating and caring for some of the most challenging young people in Britain is very much valued #youthjustice
— Dr Phillip Lee MP (@DrPhillipLeeMP) January 11, 2018