Special Safeguarding Measures held to be not appropriate or necessary


Re: R (Hart) v The Governor of HMP Whitemoor & Anor [2014] EWHC 3913 (Admin)

The claimant had been sentenced to life imprisonment. In August 2012 a decision was taken by the prison that he should be subject to ‘Safeguarding Children Measures’, which imposed restrictions on his contact with children. The claimant challenged the legality of that decision. Held: it was not appropriate or necessary to impose SCM on the claimant and the decision was quashed.

Dan Squires QC was involved in this case.