Article 39 calls for government guidance on responding to institutional child abuse allegations

Article 39 has today published a briefing on the results of our pioneering research on allegations made against adults working in children’s institutional settings between 2012 and 2015, and the action taken by local authorities. 53 councils were notified of 2,479 allegations against adults working with children in institutions across this three-year period. We make…

G4S back under the spotlight

Last night (4 September), BBC Panorama broadcast disturbing footage of adults being subjected to physical, emotional and psychological abuse in Brook House immigration removal centre at Gatwick Airport, London. Nine G4S officers have been suspended. G4S continues to run the centre. The abuse scandal follows a similar exposé of serious mistreatment in a child prison,…