Government deletes Bill clause which allowed councils to run new secure children’s homes

On Monday night (28 February), the government refused to accept a Lords’ amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill which would have allowed local authorities to run a new type of secure children’s home. Labour pushed the matter to a vote at around 10pm; the government succeeded 314 to 190 votes. Secure 16 … Read more

Peers vote against government to allow councils to run new type of secure children’s home

Article 39 and the National Association of Youth Justice (NAYJ) are delighted that the House of Lords has voted to allow local authorities to run secure 16 to 19 Academies, a new type of secure children’s home which will also operate as an academy. Formerly known as secure schools, these new establishments will be registered … Read more

Charities call for councils to be allowed to run new secure children’s homes

Article 39 and the National Association for Youth Justice are supporting an amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill which would allow local authorities to establish and maintain a new form of secure children’s home, and would also prohibit profit-making companies from running this type of establishment. The amendment has been tabled by … Read more