Joint Committee on Human Rights

Youth Detention: Solitary confinement and restraint inquiry

Inquiry status: open

The deadline for written submissions has passed.

Scope of the inquiry

Serious concerns have been raised about the conditions and treatment of children in detention. These include the use of restraint, which still includes techniques which involve deliberately inflicting pain, and solitary confinement, which can increase risk of self-harm and long term developmental and psychiatric problems.

Terms of reference: Youth Detention: Solitary confinement and restraint

Latest evidence

  • 17 Oct 2018 - Youth detention: solitary confinement and restraint - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF274 KB) Published 22 Oct 2018

    Evidence given by Edward Argar MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice, Peter Gormley, Deputy Director for Casework, Partnerships Business and Change, Youth Custody Service, Jonathan Marron, Director General, Community and Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care, and Teresa Fenech, Director of Nursing and Quality Assurance, Specialised Commissioning, NHS England.

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