SCYJ submission to JCHR youth detention inquiry

SCYJ has submitted written evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the use of solitary confinement and constraint in the children’s custodial estate.

SCYJ’s submission outlines how:

  1. Solitary confinement and restraint always risk breaching a child’s human rights.
  2. The use of solitary confinement and restraint is on the rise.
  3. This shows a failure to adopt a child-focused approach to custody. We press for a wholesale reform of the custody system for children.

You can read our submission here.