Youth detention: solitary confinement and restraint



1 Introduction

Purpose of this report

Scope of our inquiry

Human rights framework for detention of children

2 Restraint of children

Human rights framework for restraint of children

Experiences and impacts of restraint

Rates of restraint of children

Pain-inducing restraints in YOIs

Restraint for “good order and discipline” in YOIs

Prone (face-down) restraint

3 Separation from human contact

Human rights framework

Experiences and impacts of separation

Prevalence of separation

Solitary confinement

4 Systemic issues contributing to restraint and separation

Availability and suitability of placements

Staffing levels, training and specialisms

Rights, appeals and redress

Conclusions and recommendations

Declaration of Lords’ Interests

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 18 April 2019