Children in Prison

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons in England and Wales has published the Annual report for 2016-17. The report includes a chapter on children in prison and highlights concerns with Young Offender Institutions (YOI) and Secure Training Centres (STC) including: of the four YOI units inspected, only the two smallest were judged to be reasonably safe; all of the STCs were judged to be insufficiently safe, with poor behaviour management, high levels of violence and overuse of force to manage children.

Source: HM Inspectorate of Prisons

Further information: HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales: annual report 2016–17 (PDF)