Restraint and self-harm incidents on the rise in youth jails

Neil Puffett
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Young people in custody are being increasingly subjected to restraint, while incidents of self-harm are also on the rise, despite falling numbers of under-18s in the secure estate.

The figures show that 19 young people required hospital treatment following restraint in 2011/12. Image: Phil Adams
The figures show that 19 young people required hospital treatment following restraint in 2011/12. Image: Phil Adams

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