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

Systemic and serious child protection failures – G4S and Medway Safeguarding Children Board

Medway Safeguarding Children Board has this afternoon published the serious case review it commissioned into the abuse of children in G4S-run Medway secure training centre, which was exposed by a BBC Panorama programme in January 2016. Carolyne Willow, Article 39’s Director, said: “This review confirms what millions of us watched on the BBC Panorama programme: … Read more