The current legislative framework in relation to Secure Accommodation for children and young people is set out within:
- The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995
- The Children (Secure Accommodation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996
- The Representations Procedure (Children) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996
Guidance for Health and Social Care professionals on Secure Accommodation can be found within;
- The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 - regulations and guidance - volume four: Residential care
A review of the provision of services at four regional specialist children’s facilities in Northern Ireland took place during 2017/18. In addition to the Regional Secure Care Centre at Lakewood, Bangor, the review covered the Juvenile Justice Centre at Woodlands, Bangor, the Donard residential facility at Glenmona in west Belfast and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit at Beechcroft, south Belfast. The review considered how the facilities connected with each other and the movement of children and young people between them.