Sunday, 3 March 2013

Institutionalised child abuse

Carolyne Willow, former national co-ordinator of the Children' Rights Alliance England, is absolutely right to describe the practice of routinely strip searching children in custody as “institutionalised child abuse".

It is amazing that it seems so hard to stamp out this type of practice, especially when, as the Guardian article reveals, most of the searches do not result in finding any contraband.