The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) is taking its battle for justice for children abused in secure training centres (STCs) to the High Court. In the face of numerous revelations of unlawful and abusive restraint in these privately run child prisons, the charity says Government officials must go through restraint records to identify children who have suffered rights violations.
The second inquest into the death of 14 year-old Adam Rickwood at Hassockfield secure training centre has today (27 January) returned a narrative verdict showing horrific failures of care and accountability.
The Education Bill published today (27 January) threatens to remove every child's right to privacy, in primary and secondary schools and FE colleges, by giving staff wide powers to search without consent. The law is to be watered down so that a member of staff can search a child alone (there has to be two adults present now) and a male member of staff will be permitted to search girls, and female members of staff to search boys. School staff are also to be given sweeping powers to wipe out data on children's phones, laptops and other electronic equipment.
The Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) is delighted that Schools Minister Nick Gibb has decided to commence a duty on schools to record and notify to parents of any significant use of force. The new duty will start on 1 September 2011.
The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) launches a taster issue of The Right Stuff – the human rights magazine by and for children and young people – in London today (15 January).< Previous 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526 Next >