Secure centre wins inspectors’ plaudits

Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre has been praised for its strong
practice in safeguarding children and its child-centred approach in
a Social Services Inspectorate report this week.

Young people at the 76-place centre near Rugby felt safe and
supported in tackling their problems, and the centre was committed
to involving families and carers.

“The SSI report on Rainsbrook STC shows how far these privately-run
facilities have come since they were widely criticised as a concept
in the world of child care less than a decade ago,” said Lord
Warner, chairperson of the Youth Justice Board.

But the SSI raised concerns that young people remanded at the
centre were transported to court in insecure vehicles owned by
firms not approved by the YJB.

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