A judge who said society should be “ashamed” for not protecting a suicidal girl has approved a care plan for her.
The girl, known as X, will be moved to a special unit on Thursday after doctors managed to find her a place.
Sir James Munby, head of the family courts in England and Wales, said the provision of care “should not be dependent” on legal involvement.
The unit – which has not been named – said the Youth Justice Board “failed” to provide additional resources to maintain X’s safety despite repeated requests.
The details were revealed in the latest judgement in her case.
Three social care staff were said to be off work suffering from “stress and anxiety” due to the “unusual experiences” they had observed with the girl.
Sir James, who previously criticised the lack of supervision available for the girl, said the latest development was “not a matter for congratulation”.
He spoke out last Thursday to say there would be “blood on our hands” if the teenager did not receive adequate supervision upon her release from secure custody.
He made his comments after finding out a secure unit place had not been found for the girl, who had made several suicide attempts.
In Sir James’ judgement, he said: “I feel shame and embarrassment; shame, as a human being, as a citizen and as an agent of the State… that I can do no more for X.”
An earlier ruling heard how unit staff had witnessed “a profoundly disturbing and distressing scene when X self-harmed by repeatedly banging her head and face against the wall”.
Staff said she must be checked every 50 seconds when she is in the shower.
Sir James said the publication of his judgment last Thursday had “prompted substantial coverage”, with his “blood on our hands” warning making front pages.
He added: “This seems to have had some effect.”