Walker M, Barclay A, Malloch M, McIvor G, Kendrick A, Hunter L & Hill M (2006) Secure Accommodation in Scotland: Its Role and Relationship with ‘Alternative’ Services - Summary. Scottish Executive. Insight, 33. Scottish Executive Education Department. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/146416/0038311.pdf
This research was carried out between November 2002 - 2005 to increase understanding of the use and effectiveness of secure accommodation in relation to young people placed on the authority of a children's hearing. It also examined the circumstances in which open residential or community-based services might provide an ‘alternative' to secure placement.