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Response to the Youth Custody Service’s Policy Framework on Behaviour Management and Physical Restraint

27 September 2021

“The Howard League is deeply concerned by the draft framework, which risks legitimising assaults on children. The framework should be rewritten in its entirety. The revised version should uphold children’s rights, recognise that older children are not on the cusp of full maturity, explain that restraint is assault unless it is strictly necessary, and address the discrimination that is currently pervasive in the use of restraint.”

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