Login | Register

Twitter
Linkedin
Youtube
Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Press Room

Self-harm rate among children in custody soars by 37% in three years, figures show

Monday 28th of January 2019 | Europe, United Kingdom
Independent
News

Rates of self-harm among children in custody have soared by 37 per cent in three years, fuelling concerns that there is a lack of support for vulnerable people in the youth justice system.

An analysis of government figures shows there were 108 incidents of self-harm for every 100 young people in custodial settings – which include those in young offenders institutions (YOIs), secure training centres (STCs) and secure children’s homes – in 2016-17, compared with 79 per 100 in 2013-14.

The rise was particularly stark in STCs and secure children’s homes, which accommodate young offenders aged between 12 and 17 who are deemed to be the most vulnerable.

Keywords

Download news item

application/pdf iconPDFHelp

OPTIONS

M T W T F S S
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
Logo OIJJ
  • International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgian Public Utility Foundation

    All rights reserved

  • Head Office: Rue Armand Campenhout, nº 72 bte 10. 1050. Brussels. Belgium

    Phone: 00 32 262 988 90. Fax: 00 32 262 988 99. oijj@oijj.org

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience

You can change the settings or get more information here.