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Howard League for Penal Reform publish report on use of force

Thursday 28 April 2011

The Howard League for Penal Reform have today published a report into the use of force on young offenders in Secure Training Centres (STCs). The report reveals that there were 142 injuries on children recorded as a result of restraint on boys in prisons between April 2008 and March 2009.

NCI publish study into self inflicted deaths in prison

Monday 18 April 2011

The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness have published a national study of self-inflicted deaths in prisons between 1997 and 2007.

Centre for suicide research publish near lethal suicide study

Thursday 14 April 2011

The Centre for Suicide Research, based at the University of Oxford, have published two papers on psychiatric disorders in male and female prisons who made near-lethal suicide attempts. The Centre has also published a paper on the psychosocial influences on prisoner suicide.

YJB publish study into behaviour management in the secure estate

Monday 11 April 2011

The Youth Justice Board (YJB) have published a study which explores aspects of the use of restraint across the secure estate for children and young people, in conjunction with behaviour management approaches such as separation and adjudications.

Latest edition of the IAP e-bulletin launched today

Monday 11 April 2011

The IAP has launched its fourth e-bulletin today. This edition includes an overview of the inaugural IAP national stakeholder consultation event, details of the IAP mid-term report and an update on the progress of the six IAP workstreams.