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Joint Committee on Human Rights
Accepting written submissions; the deadline has been extended.
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.
Evidence given by Dr John Chisholm, Chair, Medical Ethics Committee, British Medical Association, Dr Laura Janes, Legal Director, Solicitor, Howard League for Penal Reform, Glyn Travis, Assistant General Secretary, The Professional Trades Union for Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, and Dr Heidi Hales, Forensic Psychiatrist, Royal College of Psychiatrists.
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Joint Committee on Human Rights begins its inquiry into youth detention