Who are they where are they: children locked up
- Document type
- Corporate author(s)
- 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
- Material type
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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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