Secure Accommodation (Unlawful Detention of At-risk Children)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 8th June 2021.

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I am sure that the member is aware that it is for local authorities to ensure that they comply with the law and that chief social work officers fulfil their duties. The commissioner’s report highlights inconsistencies in the recording of the engagement with children and young people, but I did not detect concerns from it about the necessity or appropriateness of placement decisions. However, timely notifications and record keeping are important aspects of the process.