SCYJ, Howard League & CRAE Briefing on Criminal Justice and Courts Bill Second Reading

The Standing Committee for Youth Justice, alongside the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Children’s Rights Alliance for England have produced a briefing outlining our concerns with the Secure College proposals in the Criminal Justice & Courts Bill. ┬áThe main points we are concerned about are:

  • The size of secure colleges and the negative impacts this will have on child safety and secure children’s homes
  • The inclusion of children and girls as young as 12 in Secure Colleges and the impact this could have on their rehabilitation and safety
  • The use of restraint in Secure Colleges to “ensure good order and discipline”

More detail about the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill is available on the parliament website.