Abuse allegations in child prisons

April’s issue of Independent Monitor, the publication of the Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards, includes a review by Article 39’s Director of monitoring in child prisons, and the action taken in response to abuse allegations. The article includes some results from Article 39’s FOI research on abuse allegations in institutional settings, and local … Read more Abuse allegations in child prisons

7,784 restraints led to injuries in child custody 2007-2015

Data released today to Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister, Andy Slaughter MP, reveals there were 7,784 restraint incidents leading to child injuries in custodial institutions between 2007 and 2015. Across these eight years: 4,092 restraints in young offender institutions resulted in children being injured 2,583 restraints in secure training centres resulted in children being injured 1,109 … Read more 7,784 restraints led to injuries in child custody 2007-2015

Parliamentary support for children’s homes to 21

A representative survey of 150 Members of Parliament has found majority support for giving young people the right to stay in their children’s homes until the age of 21. This right was granted to young people living in foster care through the Children and Families Act 2014, and brought into force from April 2014. A … Read more Parliamentary support for children’s homes to 21