Tuesday 4 June 2019 / 9:08 AM Imran Hussain / Justice

The Government needs to urgently set out a plan to ensure that children in Feltham are safe – Imran Hussain responds to HM Inspectorate of Prisons report

Imran Hussain MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister, responding to the HM Inspectorate of Prisons report into HMYOI Feltham which found levels of violence have increased significantly, nearly two thirds of children have been physically restrained, and 26% of children were locked in a cell during the working day, said:

“There are deep concerns about the profound failure of the youth custodial estate to keep vulnerable children safe. The shocking findings in this report will only add to these fears.

“Labour has repeatedly warned about the youth estate and Feltham in particular, and the significant increase in violence and appalling levels of self-harm identified in this report demonstrates the dire crisis the youth custody estate is in.

“The Government needs to urgently set out a plan to ensure that children in Feltham are safe.”