Thursday 28 February 2019 / 4:25 PM Justice

Imran Hussain responds to report on Sexual Abuse in Custodial Institutions

Imran Hussain MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister, responding to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s report on Sexual Abuse in Custodial Institutions, said:

“This is an extremely damning and disturbing report which shines a spotlight on manifest failings in youth justice. The state has a special responsibility for the welfare and safety of the children detained in its custody and it is failing to meet those responsibilities.

“The report is clear that management instability along with staffing and budget cuts have played a role in these failings. We need urgent answers from the government on how it will address those issues and urgent action to set out how it will implement the recommendations of the report needed to keep children safe.”