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Juvenile Offenders

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied that there is adequate provision of community based alternatives to residential care for juvenile offenders.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied that there is adequate provision of community based alternatives to residential care for juvenile offenders.

We believe that much greater use should be made of community-based methods in appropriate cases and we welcome moves by local authorities to review their need for residential places with this in mind.