Secure Stairs forms part of specialised health and justice work commissioned through NHS England’s Five Year Forward View for Mental Health launched in 2016 to improve mental healthcare provision across the UK. With funding jointly awarded by the NHS, the Department for Education and the Ministry of Justice, this integrated care framework focuses on young people being accommodated in England’s secure children’s homes (SCHs), secure training centres (STCs) and young offender institutions (YOIs).
The Liminality Group’s CEO Andrez Harriott states:
“The multilayered unmet needs of this cohort is often brought to light within the work that we deliver within custodial and community settings. The childhood experiences of children who commit some of the most heinous offences are often very harrowing and leave the adults working with them wondering how so many needs had been unmet prior to the offence. I recognise the importance of this partnership with CNWL and hope that the work we deliver will add significant value to the children we support and staff that we work with”.