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High Court gives permission to challenge continued use of adult restraint techniques on children at Feltham

Related Member(s):
Dan Squires QC, Ayesha Christie

A boy, represented by the Howard League for Penal Reform, has been granted permission by the High Court to challenge the use of adult restraint techniques on children at a prison in west London.

The charity has applied successfully for permission to judicially review practices at Feltham prison. The case is brought on behalf of a boy who was 16 years old when he was restrained by staff without appropriate training on restraint of children.

The boy, identified in court documents as ‘ZY’, had a background of abuse, mental health problems and complex needs.

A date for the hearing, which is to be heard at the High Court in London, will be set in due course.

Dan Squires QC and Ayesha Christie are involved.

To read the Howard League for Penal Reform’s press release in full, please click here.