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Future Insecure

Secure children's homes in England and Wales

  • ISBN: 978-1-905994-43-4

  • Published: 2012

  • Pages: 12

  • Publisher: The Howard League for Penal Reform


Future insecure

Most children in trouble with the law need help and support in the community to change their lives. But for the few who do need the safety of a secure environment, there are small, local units which can help.

These secure children’s homes provide the highest standards of care and rehabilitation in the system.

This is one of a series of briefings on issues that young people themselves have realised and looks at why the remaining secure children’s homes should be protected from any further closures.

U R Boss was a project led by young people for young people that was part of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

Launched in 2009, U R Boss was funded by the Big Lottery for a period of five years and supported young people in the criminal justice system to secure their legal rights and to have an impact on policy, practice and the services that affect them.

While the U R Boss project ended in July 2014, the Howard League continues to work with young people through our legal service and participation work.

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