Month: June 2017

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…

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…