§ Lord Northbourne
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the proposed secure training centres will conform to the requirements of the Children Act 1989 and the Volume 4 guidance and regulations.
§ The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch)
Secure training centres will be regulated by Secure training centre rules as provided for in Section 6 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, and contract terms. Secure training centre rules will be made by statutory instrument shortly before the first centres open, and it is intended that they will take account of the principles on which the Children Act 1989 is based. Volume 4 of the Children Act 1989 guidance and regulations produced by the Department of Health for children's homes will not apply to secure training centres. However, it is a source document for the development of the rules.