Research report considering whether the practice of placing children together in secure children’s homes for justice and welfare reasons increases the risk of child sexual abuse.


Secure children’s homes: placing welfare and justice children together

PDF, 576KB, 55 pages


The research was conducted as part of recommendation 2 of the ‘Sexual Abuse of Children in Custodial Institutions: 2009-2017 Investigation Report’.

The government response to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) report is also available.

Published 7 May 2021