Out now: The case for ending child imprisonment

Thursday, 10 December 2020

We are part of a coalition led by Article 39 which today published the case to close child prisons and end child imprisonment.

Despite promises from the government to start closures in 2016, no young offender institutions have yet been closed. 

Our Head of Programmes, Helen Mills said:

There is no such thing as a safe child prison. This valuable document takes seriously that we can – and must – do better. The proposals and institutional arrangements it sets out better enable the security and support children need. It should be a spur to concrete action for any government offering a more hopeful future for our children.

Read the full report and support the campaign to end child imprisonment.