Secure training centres
Children's Services works closely with the Home Office, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales and the Ministry of Justice to ensure that its regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent offending
Teams of committed people look after young people aged 12-17 years old who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. We work closely with the Home Office, the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales and the Ministry of Justice to ensure that our approach to regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent reoffending.
The policies and aims of our STCs are derived from the principles of child care best practice and reflect the 'Every Child Matters' agenda. The aim is to create a living environment that helps address the cycle of offending behaviour, and one that is consistent with the needs of developing the boys and girls in our care. To find out more please visit the Children's Services website.
Located in Chatham, Kent, Medway opened in April 1998 and was originally designed to accommodate 40 young males. The centre expanded in 2002 to accommodate a total of 76 young people, boys and girls.
This Centre, located near the town of Rugby, opened in July 1999 and was originally designed to accommodate 40 young males. In 2002 the centre expanded to accommodate a total of 76 boys and girls. In October 2006, Rainsbrook STC opened Chadlington, a purpose-built mother and baby unit to care for detained young mothers and their babies, as well as those in the final stages of pregnancy.
Located in Milton Keynes, Oakhill opened in August 2004 and is designed to accommodate a total of 80 young people, both boys and girls.