Secure Training Centres: Physical Restraint — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 13th January 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Morgan of Drefelin Baroness Morgan of Drefelin Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Children, Schools and Families, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families) 2:45 pm, 13th January 2009

My Lords, the effect of the court's decision is to remove the legal authority for custody officers to remove trainees at secure training centres from association with other trainees, or to use physical restraint, for the purpose of ensuring good order and discipline at the centre.The Youth Justice Board has advised secure training centres on the implications of the court's ruling.

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barbara richards
Posted on 15 Jan 2009 9:27 am (Report this annotation)

If there were no secret family courts forcing children to visit abusive fathers (and even rapists!) and threatening their mothers with jail - and even sending some of them to jail! - for trying to protect their offspring, perhaps there may not be so many messed up children ending up in these children's prisons in the first place!