Self-harm and restraint incidents in youth custody hit five-year high, figures show

Fiona Simpson
Friday, January 29, 2021

Levels of self-harm and the use of restraint on children in the youth secure estate are at the highest level in five years, new figures show.

Levels of restraint and self-harm increased despite overall numbers of detained young people going down. Picture: Adobe Stock
Levels of restraint and self-harm increased despite overall numbers of detained young people going down. Picture: Adobe Stock

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