[PDF] Joint position statement on solitary confinement of children and young people

Source:
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - RCPCH
Publisher:
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH);Royal College of Psychiatrists;British Medical Association (BMA)
Publication date:
18 April 2018

Abstract

The RCPCH, together with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the BMA, has published a position statement which calls for an end to the solitary confinement of children and young people in the youth justice system. It also calls for adequate resources and staff in the youth secure estate to develop systems to manage and meet the needs of detained children and young people without recourse to solitary confinement.