Closes 15 Jan 2021

Opened 21 Oct 2020



The Departments of Health and Justice are seeking your views on the proposed establishment of a regional Care and Justice Campus for children and young people in Northern Ireland. This was the primary recommendation of the Review of Regional Facilities for Children and Young People in Northern Ireland, commissioned by the then Health Minister in January 2017, with support from the then Justice Minister, and published in December 2018.  The plan to establish a regional Care and Justice Campus also reflects a key proposal made by the Department of Justice Scoping Study into Children in the Justice System, completed in March 2016. 

Why We Are Consulting

The proposals for a regional Care and Justice Campus represent a significant change to the way in which we support those children and young people who require time within a secure environment and following their reintegration back into the community. 

The proposals detailed in the consultation document extend beyond the secure setting, to encompass wider community-based interventions. It is envisaged that a regional Care and Justice Campus will comprise (i) a Secure Care Centre made up of the existing Woodlands and Lakewood sites; and (ii) multi-agency satellite provision, including a step-down facility and community-based provision.  The consultation seeks your views on these service design proposals and on key principles which will underpin the operation of the Campus.

Consultation Information
 The information attached at the bottom of this page is:

  • Establishment of a Regional Care and Justice Campus – consultation document
  • Draft Equality Screening, Disability Duties and Human Rights Assessment
  • Draft Rural Needs Impact Assessment
  • Consultation privacy notice

You may wish to save these documents so that you can refer back to them when completing your return.

A child-friendly version of the consultation document, along with a short animation explaining the proposals, is currently being finalised.  This will be added to this page as soon as it is available

The consultation will run for 12 weeks. The closing date is  15 January 2021.

How to respond
Questions are posed at various sections of the consultation document.  
You are asked to respond using this questionnaire.  Please note that you are not required to answer every question, and can choose to respond only to those questions which you think are most relevant to you.

You may share your views on the proposals for a Regional Care and Justice Campus in a number of other ways.

The questionnaire is also available to downloaded from the Department of Health and Department of Justice websites at and

You can also respond  by post or e mail to:

Regional Facilities For Children and Young People                                           Programme Team                                       Room  C3.6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Castle Buildings                                                                                                                                                                                                             Stormont Estate                                                                                                                      Belfast BT4 3SQ                                                                                                               

E mail:

Tel: 02890520414 or 02890378672

Alternative  Formats                                                                                                                              The consultation document is also available in alternative formats on request

If you wish to request the document in an alternative format or if you have any queries about the consultation please contact us using the details above.

Privacy, Confidentiality and Access to Consultation Responses

For this consultation, we may publish all responses except for those where the respondent indicates that they are an individual acting in a private capacity (e.g. a member of the public). All responses from organisations and individuals responding in a professional capacity will be published. We will remove email addresses and telephone numbers from these responses; but apart from this, we will publish them in full.  For more information about what we do with personal data please see our consultation privacy notice included at the bottom of this page. 

Your response, and all other responses to this consultation, may also be disclosed on request in accordance with the  Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)  and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR); however all disclosures will be in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the   General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 . 

If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential it would be helpful if you could explain to us why you regard the information you have provided as confidential, so that this may be considered if the Department should receive a request for the information under the FOIA or EIR.






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