Children and Detention

Detention can be stressful and dangerous. It entails physical, emotional and intellectual deprivation, and even resilient adults find it hard to cope with. For children therefore, detention is likely to have a particularly severe and lasting effect. That is why they should be detained only as a last resort and for the shortest possible time. This brief provides recommendations for ensuring children are protected before, during and after detention.

Published 2019-05-01

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