The Centre for Mental Health has published a review of girls in the Children and Young People Secure Estate (CYPSE). Findings from the review, commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement in partnership with the Youth Custody Service, include: girls entering the CYPSE are highly likely to have complex trauma resulting from experiences of abuse and adversity; girls from racialised communities are overrepresented throughout the youth justice system, but they are less likely to have their mental health needs recognised; and evidence from academic studies suggest that LGBTQ+ girls are likely to be overrepresented in the CYPSE and face a greater likelihood of victimisation.
Read the news story: Girls in the Children and Young People’s Secure Estate
Read the report: Out of sight: girls in the Children and Young People’s Secure Estate (PDF)
Source: Centre for Mental Health
Date: 05 October 2021