Policy paper

YJB actions: learning from deaths in custody

The Youth Justice Board (YJB) responds to serious incidents in custody.

Documents

Deaths of Children in Custody: Action Taken, Lessons Learnt

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Recommendations to the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, following investigations into deaths of children in custody between 2000 and 2010

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Details

The YJB’s report Deaths of Children in Custody: Action Taken, Lessons Learnt explains the actions taken by the YJB in response to recommendations made by:

  • the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman
  • coroners
  • Serious Case Reviews

Following the deaths of children in custody since 2000.

It also identifies the work that still needs to be undertaken to ensure that when children must be held in custody, it is in a safe environment which protects them from harm.

The second document contains the recommendations from investigations into deaths of children in custody between 2000 and 2010. The information it contains is from available records and so may not provide an exhaustive record of recommendations received before 2004.

You can download both documents here.

Published 13 October 2014