Secure Accommodation Handbook

By Julie Stather

In the UK, restricting a child's liberty is a serious step which is strictly regulated by the UK's Children Act 1989, s 25 and the Children (Secure Accommodation) Regulations 1991. Section 25 only applies to children who are looked after by the local authority, whether voluntarily under the Children Act 1989, s 20 or under a care order. Although applications for secure accommodation orders are relatively infrequent, such orders may form an important part of the care planning for a child. By their nature, these applications invariably arise at emergency or interim hearings. This portable practitioner handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of such orders and contains relevant UK statutory material, case summaries, and practical guidance.


344 pages

Publication Date: 9/16/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781846617881