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Major improvements at secure home for kids

17th October 2013 Nottingham Evening Post Tags: 0 Comments

AN £800,000 refurbishment of a secure children’s home has been given the go-ahead.

The project at Clayfields House, Moorbridge Lane, Stapleford, was ratified by Notts county councillors.

The project includes the construction of a new reception block and a vocational training workshop.

Steve Edwards, the council’s service director for children’s social care, said: “The changes to the reception area and the new vocational training workshop will address a number of the recommendations in the last Ofsted report.

“Clayfields has a very positive national reputation for excellent work with very challenging young people.

“We hope the latest improvements at Clayfields ensure that it is in the best possible shape to meet future challenges. And the new vocational training facilities could be used to secure additional income through partnerships with local schools and colleges.”

Referrals to the 18-bed home come through the Youth Justice Board, which purchases beds for young people on remand, and the county council, which buys beds for vulnerable young people who need to live in secure accommodation for their own safety.

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