We are fundraising to legally challenge unjustified restraint

Today Article 39 children’s rights charity launches a CrowdJustice appeal to try and raise enough funds to legally challenge painful and unjustified restraint on vulnerable children escorted to and from secure children’s homes. Escort custody officers working for the private firm GeoAmey have been trained and authorised to deliberately inflict pain on children during escorts … Read more We are fundraising to legally challenge unjustified restraint

Children still unsafe in Medway secure training centre

An inspection report published today reveals that children remain unsafe in Medway secure training centre, 17 months after BBC Panorama broadcast harrowing footage of serious physical and emotional abuse. Inspectors visited Medway secure training centre in March. Twenty-nine children were detained there at the time (the Youth Justice Board pays for 67 places). The prison … Read more Children still unsafe in Medway secure training centre

Making UN children’s rights treaty part of UK law

Article 39’s Director has written about the general election and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Two of the three main political parties have pledged to make the UN children’s rights treaty part of our domestic law; and the third has declared an open mind. The Convention grants rights to all children and … Read more Making UN children’s rights treaty part of UK law