Independent Persons for Secure Accommodation Reviews

“It was a pleasure to work alongside her. Her knowledge and contribution is invaluable at such meetings.”  

(Secure Accommodation Review Chair)

Coram Voice is the main provider of Independent Persons for Secure Reviews in England and Wales.

What are Independent Persons for Secure Accommodation Reviews?

Our Independent Persons are experts in Secure Accommodation Panels, they have been selected, trained and DBS checked in accordance with Coram Voice’s rigorous procedures and ensure that the young person’s wishes and feelings are represented.

Secure Accommodation Reviews: A Good Practice Guide

Coram Voice are delighted to launch our new and updated “Secure Accommodation Reviews: A Good Practice Guide”.

This good practice guide has been developed as a reference tool for professionals involved in Secure Accommodation Reviews for young people held in secure accommodation for welfare reasons, under Section 25 of the Children Act 1989.

Most local authorities only rarely need to make use of secure accommodation for the young people they look after. This can make it difficult for individuals to build up expertise in this vital area.

Holding these Secure Accommodation Review meetings, which by law have to be held within one month of a young person’s admission to secure care, is an important task which needs to be completed in accordance with very specific regulations and guidance. This guide provides a clear step-by-step guide, which is compliant with the relevant legislation, and with good practice principles developed over a number of years.

Independent Persons from Coram Voice (formerly Voice for the Child in Care) have attended literally thousands of Secure Accommodation Review Panels since this service started in 1991. A wealth of experience has been built up and this, combined with examples of good practice supplied by local authorities and secure homes from around the country, is made available in this Good Practice Guide.

 

 

 

 

Download the Secure Accommodation Review Guide

Get in contact

If you need an Independent Person for a Secure Accommodation (criteria) Review  (The Children [Secure Accommodation] Regulations 1991 section 15)  please email sar@coramvoice.org.uk or call 020 7833 5792.