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Call for ban on painful restraint for children

A new report published today by the Office of the Children's Commissioner (OCC), and based on research conducted by User Voice, highlights young people's experience of restraint in secure juvenile settings.

The report says international standards must be used as a benchmark for the safe use of restraint in the secure juvenile estate when required as a measure of last resort. The use of sanctioned pain to control children must therefore be abolished.

The publication of the report has received extensive coverage in the media.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.