Pain-inducing restraint of vulnerable children: legal challenge on hold

Article 39’s application for permission to apply for judicial review of the authorisation of pain-inducing restraint on children has been stayed pending the Charlie Taylor Review and the report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights. This means we can return to court should children’s human rights continue to be breached after both investigations … Read more

Joint call for closure of Medway secure training centre & secure school

With 35 others, yesterday Article 39 sent a joint open letter to the Justice and Children’s Ministers urging them to close Medway secure training centre and discontinue plans to make it the country’s first experimental secure school. The move comes after the publication of a serious case review into the centre, and last week’s Ofsted … Read more