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Healthcare standards for children and young people in secure settings, 10/06/13 [E/NI/S/W]

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has published healthcare standards for children and young people in secure settings.

These standards are designed to help practitioners plan, deliver and quality assure the provision of children and young peopleís health services in secure settings. They take a pathway approach, following the young personís journey through a secure setting to aid multi-professional working and will ensure that young people in secure settings received the care they need to improve their health outcomes. The insights of young people in secure settings have influenced the development of the standards and their key messages appear in the report as direct quotes. The standards apply to children and young people aged between 10-17 on both welfare and justice placements in secure centres (young offender institutions, secure childrenís homes, secure training centres and their equivalents).

For full details see the RCPCH website.

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