Monitoring children’s rights

Article 39 frequently uses the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to obtain information about children’s rights in institutional settings, with a particular focus on safety.

Our briefing, Abuse in children’s institutional settings: How much is known, was published at the end of November 2017 and reports on extensive data we obtained from councils in England. You can download the briefing from the library part of our site.

In August 2016, Children and Young People Now magazine published Secure training centres in numbers, written by Article 39’s Director. This reports on a number of findings about children’s safety in these privately-run prisons obtained through FOI requests. Read the piece here.

When BBC Panorama broadcast a shocking programme about the abuse of children in a G4S-run secure training centre (prison for children aged 12 to 15), we produced a timeline to show the nature of the concerns and how far back they go. View the timeline here.