What you'll get from this guide
- Risk factors, human rights and the health needs of young people in detention.
- Joining up care and support for disadvantaged young people.
- Discussion and analysis of the doctor’s role and decision-making.
How to use this guide
Healthcare professionals have been guided by a set of clinical standards for children and young people in secure settings. These standards are vital to ensuring equal care and providing benchmarks for healthcare provision.
This report is not intended as a substitute for these or any other clinical standards. It provides discussion and analysis around points of tension and difficulty in the doctor’s role - thereby supporting doctors’ decision making and good patient care.