Approaches to secure care for troubled children
Diane Hart, a consultant from Haringey, is travelling to Finland, Spain and the USA to investigate best practice in approaches to secure care for troubled children. This report examines approaches to children who are removed from home because of criminal behaviour in Spain, the US and Finland. It describes the residential units where children are placed, the interventions they receive and underpinning theories about behavioural change. This is compared to the current secure estate in England and Wales with a view to identifying proposals for improvement.