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Call to abolish dangerous restraint methods

By Neil Puffett |

13 January 2011

A blanket ban on the use of dangerous restraint techniques should be applied to all children's settings, an MP has said.

High Court rules detention of families was unlawful

By Janaki Mahadevan |

11 January 2011

The detention of two families at Yarl's Wood immigration centre last year was unlawful, the High Court has ruled.

Child detention ends at Yarl's Wood

By Neil Puffett |

16 December 2010

Yarl's Wood immigration centre will close to children with immediate effect, the government has announced.

Improving support and management of asylum seekers to ensure they have more faith in the system is the best approach to ending child detention, a report has found.

Dunford reforms will bolster children's rights in England

By Janaki Mahadevan |

06 December 2010

The government must act to implement the recommendations of John Dunford and ensure every piece of legislation is considered with the rights of children in mind, campaigners have said.

The role of children's commissioner for England should be merged with the Office of the Children's Rights Director, John Dunford, the former general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, has recommended in his review published today.

Children's organisations criticise flexible working delay

By Charlotte Goddard |

21 October 2008

Children's organisations have criticised business secretary Peter Mandelson's proposals to delay flexible working for parents.