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Annual update on the Custody of Vulnerable Persons (Young Persons, Children and Mental Health)

Joint Report of the Commissioner and the Town Clerk.


Members had before them the joint annual report by the Commissioner and the Town Clerk on custody of vulnerable persons.


A Member raised the issue of local authority transfer arrangements (paragraph 20) and the work burden arising from a child or young person living some distance from London. The Assistant Commissioner confirmed that the issue of overnight custody arrangements and limited availability of supervised care home accommodation in these circumstances was not new. In most cases, the person had to be detained in a cell due to alternatives not being available, although every effort is made to avoid this. The Assistant Commissioner undertook to provide data on these instances.   



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