Secure Accommodation Network

SAN leads the strategic development of Secure Children’s Homes

SAN provides support, guidance and advice to Secure Children’s Homes to grow and develop a range of trauma aware and psychologically informed integrated care, health and educational services and interventions. All of these provisions meet the individual assessed needs of young people placed within an environment in which their liberty is restricted due to welfare concerns (as identified within sec 25 Children Act 1989/2004 or the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014) as well as those subject to criminal proceedings or outcomes.

Best Practice and Insights

SAN provides guidance, good practice examples and data on the effectiveness of SCH’s in terms of educational attainment, behavioural change and reduced offending recidivism rates as well as advising local authorities, local authority safeguarding panels, government agencies and government non-executive bodies on policy, procedure, care, health and education developments with secure children’s homes.

SANctuary Newsletter

SANctuary is the periodic newsletter produced by the Secure Accommodation Network. SANctuary presents the outcomes of SAN’s strategic activities highlighting successes and celebrations as well as current challenges, initiatives and research activities.

Latest Edition

SANctuary Issue 7

Recent Editions

SANctuary Issue 7

SANctuary Issue 6

SANctuary Issue 5

SANctuary Issue 4

SANctuary Issue 3

SAN Core Group

The elected Core Group of SAN (SCH Managers) lead and oversee the business of the organisation in order to ensure that it remains compliant with “what works principles”, restorative approaches as well as adhering to our principles and values of being child focused and friendly.

  • Francis N’Jie (Chair)
  • Paul Thomas (Vice Chair)
  • Bradley Henson (Treasurer)
  • Andrea Marshall (Secretary)
  • Gill Laird (Education Lead)
  • Aileen Conlon (Education Advisor)
  • Paul Brodie (Policy and Workforce Development Lead)
  • Sam Campbell (Casework and interventions)