Secure care

Transport to secure care


Responsibilities

Responsibility for making and funding secure transport arrangements from court to the secure unit and for any subsequent arrangements lies with:

For young people on remand

The local authority where the young person ordinarily resides, with transport usually provided by G4S or Wrixon Care, who should be contacted at the earliest opportunity. The local authority is also responsible for making arrangements for the young person until transport arrives following attendance at court – as necessary this should involve discussion between the local authority, court and the police, with it being important young people are supported during this period.

For sentenced young people

For young people sentenced under section 44 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (summary procedure; the young person has been ordered to be detained in residential accommodation for a period not exceeding one year-it is for the local authority to determine the appropriate residential placement and this can include secure care): the local authority where the young person ordinarily resides, with transport usually provided by G4S or Wrixon Care, who should be contacted at the earliest opportunity. The local authority is also responsible for making arrangements for the young person until transport arrives following attendance at court-as necessary this should involve discussion between the local authority, court and the police, with it being important young people are supported during this period.

For young people sentenced under sections 205(2) or 208 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (solemn procedure): Children and Young Person’s (CYP) Placement Manager at Scottish Government. G4S is currently contracted to provide transport.

Secure transport providers are responsible for:

Transport is in non-caged vehicles and staff are trained in de-escalation techniques and may use restraint equipment such as handcuffs as required.

Arrival at the secure unit

On arrival, the young person will be received from the secure garage and taken to a secured area within the unit. The escort provider and receiving staff/duty manager will ensure all relevant paperwork and the young person’s belongings are handed over and a Personal Escort Form is signed.

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