After three years of secrecy and resistance, the Youth Justice Board (YJB) has agreed to hand over the instructors manual which governs the use of physical restraint in the country's four privately-run child prisons. This victory for child protection comes days before the YJB and Ministry of Justice were set to argue at an Information Tribunal appeal hearing that handing over the document would pose a serious risk to prison security and public safety. The YJB was appealing against an order by the Information Commissioner in December 2009 that the document be given to the Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE). It has now withdrawn its appeal, days before the hearing.
Today, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke outlined plans for reforming the criminal justice system, aiming to ‘protect the public, punish offenders and provide access to justice’ through a “rehabilitation revolution” targeting the causes of reoffending.
The Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly earlier today (25 June) unanimously agreed that Governments and local authorities in member states should ban electronic devices that deliberately emit a high-pitched noise to deter under 25s from using public spaces and facilities.
The Children’s Rights Alliance for England has today (18 June) submitted its responses to Government consultations on council visits to children in custody and long-term residential placements.
The Children’s Rights Alliance for England today (10 June) welcomes the Munro review of child protection as a long-awaited opportunity to fully consider the laws and systems in place to protect children and the extent to which the UK is meeting its obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.< Previous 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526 Next >