An Ofsted inspection of Rainsbrook secure training centre, which detains children between the ages of 12 and 17, as well as some 18 year-olds, has concluded it “requires improvement”. The inspection of the G4S-run prison took place in September 2015, several months after inspectors rated its safety and overall effectiveness as “inadequate”. Although the safety … Read more
The Department for Education has announced its intention to repeal the duty on inspectorates to prepare dedicated feedback for children on the findings of reviews of services which exist to protect and care for them. The proposal to repeal this duty, in law for a decade, was made in a consultation document issued in the … Read more
Ofsted’s assessment of the backgrounds and placements of children in care shows that those from Black and minority ethnic communities are “substantially more likely” to be locked up. 41% of the 453 ‘looked after’ children held in secure units or prisons on 31 March 2014 were from Black and minority ethnic communities. Children from Black … Read more
On Wednesday (20 May 2015), Ofsted published the results of its unannounced inspection of the G4S-run Rainsbrook secure training centre in Northamptonshire. Inspectors rated as inadequate the safety and well-being of children. In an article for openDemocracy, Article 39’s Director reflects on the abuses within this prison across the past 10 years.
Ofsted, the organisation that inspects children’s services, is asking children and young people who live in children’s homes to give their views about the care they receive. Children and young people should be given the link to the online survey from their children’s home. You can also contact Ofsted directly on 0300 123 1231 or … Read more