New report calls for urgent action to protect children’s rights in mental health settings

The number of children with a significant mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder, has increased dramatically over the past three years, and for many this has worsened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each year over 3,500 children go to hospital because they do not receive the care they … Read more

Royal Assent given to first restraint Act of Parliament

Article 39 is delighted that Royal Assent has been given to the UK’s first Act of Parliament dedicated to protecting children and adults from abusive restraint. The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018 is known as Seni’s Law, after 23 year-old Seni Lewis who died after being restrained by 11 police officers called … Read more