We have developed a draft position paper for secure accommodation services, care homes for children and young people and school care accommodation services. We recognise that services are treading a delicate balance between taking necessary action to keep children and young people safe, whilst not unnecessarily restricting liberty. The draft paper aims to set out our attitude, expectation, and actions around the restriction and deprivation of liberty. This includes circumstances where children and young people may be deprived of their liberty, where their liberty is restricted, or where this is a risk through environmental design and/or care practices.

We’d be grateful to receive your feedback and comments on the draft paper. Visit our consultation platform to submit your views.