Meeting the secure criteria
The admission process to the Atkinson secure children’s home involves either a Directors 72 hour order or a court order establishing that the following criteria have been met.
Criteria under Welfare Grounds (S25 Children Act 1989):
The Local Authority must be able to demonstrate that:
• S/he has a history of absconding and is likely to abscond from any other description of accommodation AND
• If s/he absconds s/he is likely to suffer significant harm OR
• If s/he is kept in any other description of accommodation s/he is likely to injure her/himself or other persons.
For more in depth overview please see the following:
To make an application for young person please complete the following: