Secure Accommodation Panel
Purpose of committee
All children and young people placed in Secure Accommodation under the Children Act 1989 Section 25 and the Children (Secure Accommodation) Regulations 1991, are required to have a formal Review after one month and after three months. The Review is required to review the placement and ensure that the criteria for keeping the young person in secure accommodation continue to apply.
The Review Panel consists of an elected Member, an Independent Social Work Manager (who does not hold case responsibility) and an independent person (someone who is neither a Member nor an officer of the Council).
The Panel is held in the Secure Unit where the child or young person is placed and the child and their parents attend the Panel, along with the child’s social worker and other relevant people.
The Panel meets as and when necessary.