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Secure Units (Children)

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how often parents may visit their children detained in Orchard Lodge and Standford House secure units. [108617]

There are no formal restrictions on how often parents may visit their children, unless there are concerns for the welfare or safety of a child. All children placed in the secure units undergo full time education and visits are encouraged outside of normal school hours. However, the individual needs and views of the children, their parents, carers and social workers are taken into, account when agreeing an approved list of visitors and visiting schedules.