Labour MP calls for inquiry into overrepresentation of Traveller children in youth custody

Neil Puffett
Friday, January 6, 2017

Labour MP Kate Green has called for an inquiry into the overrepresentation of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma (GTR) children in the youth justice system after it emerged that one in 10 children in secure training centres and seven per cent of boys in young offender institutions are from the ethnic grouping.

Just under a third of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children in custody reported receiving insulting remarks from a member of staff. Picture: Phil Adams
Just under a third of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children in custody reported receiving insulting remarks from a member of staff. Picture: Phil Adams

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