Secure Care in Scotland : Cross Border Placements

Gough, Alison (2018) Secure Care in Scotland : Cross Border Placements. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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The term ‘cross border placement’ is used where a young person who is ordinarily resident and under the jurisdiction of one country within the UK is placed in secure care in a different country of the UK. Such placements are not new. Historically, small numbers of children from elsewhere in the UK have been placed each year in the five secure care centres in Scotland. However, since 2015, there has been a significant increase in the number of children and young people being placed from England in Scottish secure care.