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The Need for Secure Provision for Adolescents within the NHS

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In 1981, the document Secure Facilities for Psychiatric Patients, a report of a Special Committee of Council of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, was published. Paragraph 12 of this document read as follows.

The College has been concerned to review the need for secure treatment facilities for all groups. Adolescents have been excluded from most proposals for secure units, but some believe that there is need for special units for them. The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist Section has been asked to examine this question in detail and lo report independently.

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Members of the Working Party were: Drs I. Berg; Lorna Brierley; John Evans; Harvey Jones (deceased); K. Padamsee; Ian Sinclair and W. Lumsden Walker (Chairman).

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0140-0789
  • EISSN: 2514-9954
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