Joint Committee on Human Rights

Youth Detention: Solitary confinement and restraint inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Accepting written submissions; the deadline has been extended.

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 Send a written submission

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