Review of mental health support for young people in Polmont
The Independent Care Review welcomes the announcement of an independent review of mental health and support services for young people in HM Prison & Young Offenders Institution Polmont.
On 15 November, Independent Care Review Chair Fiona Duncan wrote to Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf and Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd regarding the ongoing work of the Independent Care Review in related areas.
In January 2019, the Independent Care Review will assume responsibility for the forward-looking work previously being considered by the Secure Care Strategic Board. This transition is currently underway.
Commenting on the announcement of the review of the provision of mental health services and support for young people entering and in custody at Polmont, Independent Care Review Chair Fiona Duncan said: