MoJ publishes vision for secure schools

On 1st June, the Justice Minister, Dr. Philip Lee, launched the government’s vision for secure schools. This is in direct response to the Charlie Taylor Review which the ICCA highlighted in December 2017. Secure schools will have at their heart, education, healthcare and physical activity. Such a development is a much awaited departure from the current custodial estate with education as a secondary measure. Whilst it is likely to take some time to establish secure schools across the country, the first ones are expected to be in the North West and South East England with 60-70 places for young people who would currently be sent to Young Offenders’ Institutions or Secure Training Centres.