Month: April 2016

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…

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…