Child health bodies urge ban on solitary confinement in custody

The British Medical Association, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal College of Psychiatrists have issued a joint position statement calling for the prohibition of solitary confinement in child prisons and secure children’s homes. The health bodies say: “There is an unequivocal body of evidence on the profound impact solitary confinement can … Read more Child health bodies urge ban on solitary confinement in custody

GCSE results of children in care

The Department for Education has published data (28 March 2018) showing the proportion of children in care in England who achieved higher grades in GCSEs in 2017, compared with all children and with children in need. The data shows: 18% of children who had been in care for at least a year by the time … Read more GCSE results of children in care