Council may build unit for one child

Anglesey Council is considering spending £130,000 on building
a secure unit for an 11-year-old boy with a history of arson and
sexual problems.

The boy, who is considered to be a risk to himself and others,
could be housed on his own in a unit surrounded by a six-foot-high
fence. He has been living in a secure unit in Leeds, which is
costing Anglesey’s social services department £3,500 a week.
It is understood that the council is looking at a property on
Anglesey, north Wales, that is isolated and where they can provide
the boy with a high level of supervision as part of his
rehabilitation programme.

A spokesperson for the council refused to comment.

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