Teenage inmates injured at secure Medway centre

Teenage inmates injured at secure Medway centre

Almost one child a week has needed medical treatment after being physically restrained at a privately-run children’s prison, figures show.

More than 100 children needed to have wounds – including nose bleeds, bruising and sprains – looked at after being restrained by staff at Medway Secure Training Centre in the two years to 2009.

The Howard League for Penal Reform, which released the statistics, has condemned the use of physical restraint.

It believes government inspectors Ofsted need to change the way it assesses secure training centres (STC), which are run by private companies.

You can read the full article and leave comments on it by going to: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/2010/october/27/inmates_injured.aspx

Mark Dawes


I am the Director and National Coach Tutor of NFPS Ltd., a specialist provider of Conflict Risk Management Consultancy and Training with specific expertise in Physical Restraint, Breakaway and Self-Defence. In addition to providing training, advice, consultancy and guidance on the physiological aspects mentioned above, we also provide training in NLP, Hypnosis and Meditation as these skills combined provide a holistic way to improve our psychology. By helping people improve both, their physiology and their psychology, we provide a complete and holistic approach to training and development.

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