Children in custody

HM Inspectorate of Prisons has published an analysis of 12- to 18-year-olds’ perceptions of their experiences in custody in England and Wales. Findings from responses to a questionnaire by children detained in youth offending institutes (YOIs) or secure training centres (STCs) include: 53% of respondents identified as being from a black and minority ethnic background; 45% of children said it was easy for them to see a mental health worker; and 59% of children said they had been locked up or stopped from mixing with other children as a punishment.

Read the press release: Children in custody – negative experiences underling need for reform of YOIs
Read the report: Children in custody 2018-2019 (PDF)

Source: HM Inspectorate of Prisons

Date: 12 February 2020

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