Article 39 to set up national advocates network

In July 2018, Article 39 conducted an online survey of independent advocates in England. The findings give insight into their experiences, their workload and challenges, the groups of children they work with and what would help advocates give the best help to children and young people. Article 39’s Assistant Director, Helen Donohoe, said: “This survey…

First restraint legislation passed by MPs

Article 39 is delighted that the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill has passed through the Commons. We have been working on the Bill all this year, as part of a coalition of mental health and human rights charities co-ordinated by YoungMinds. This is the first standalone law in the UK specifically designed to…

“It’ll tell you everything”

A brilliant new website for children and young people living in institutions goes live at 4pm today. Called rights4children, the site is packed with information about children’s rights, on topics important to them. It has been created by Article 39 working with the web design company Wholegrain Digital. Forty-eight children and young people, aged between…