Who are they where are they: children locked up

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Children's Commissioner
Children's Commissioner for England
Date of publication
16 May 2019
Children and Young People, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Young Offenders
Social welfare
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At any given time almost fifteen hundred children in England are ‘locked up’ in secure children’s homes, secure training centre, young offenders institutions, mental health wards and other residential placements, either for their own safety or the safety of others. This report seeks to identify who these children are and where they are living, the costs of keeping them locked up, and to understand more about whether these places are truly meeting their needs.

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