28 February 2019 – IICSA
Child abuse inquiry: Children in custody ‘still not safe’
28 February 2019 – BBC News
The Inquiry has published its report on the sexual abuse of children in custodial institutions.
The report examined evidence of appalling abuse and institutional failures to protect children in the youth secure estate in England and Wales, as heard during two weeks of public hearings last July.
From 2009 to 2017, the report shows that children held in young offender institutions and secure training centres are still not safe from sexual abuse.
The Inquiry discovered that many more complaints of child sexual abuse in custody have been made than official figures, such as those published in the annual survey by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons, previously suggested. Information obtained directly from the institutions and authorities showed there were over 1,000 incidents of alleged sexual abuse reported from 2009 to 2017.
Source (BBC News)