Chapter 8 – Other Functions of Csci
Section 110: Boarding schools and colleges
236.This section transfers to the CSCI the responsibilities of the NCSC with respect to boarding schools and colleges. This means that the CSCI has responsibility for inspecting such establishments.
Section 111: Boarding schools and colleges: reports
237.This section amends section 87 of the Children Act 1989 (welfare of children accommodated in independent schools) to make clear that the CSCI and the National Assembly for Wales must each publish reports in relation to the exercise of their functions under that section where they carry out an inspection. They must also make such reports available for inspection and send a copy of the report to the school in question.
Section 112: Secure training centres
238.Secure training centres accommodate children aged under 18 who are sentenced to Detention and Training Orders under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 section 73 (since consolidated into section 100 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000), and children sentenced under sections 90 and 91 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (for ‘grave crimes’). The Home Office is responsible for secure training centres. This section enables the CSCI to enter into an agreement to inspect secure training centres if they are asked to do so by the Home Secretary. The arrangements they may enter into with the Home Secretary may specify such things as frequency with which inspections must be carried out and the criteria that will be used in inspections.