Carolyne Willow, a former child protection social worker and longstanding children’s rights campaigner, is Director of a new charity, Article 39, which fights for the rights of children living in institutional settings. Her book, Children Behind Bars, is published by Policy Press. Carolyne tweets @article_39
When the state says it’s all right to hurt a child
UK government policy allows adults to deliberately inflict pain on a child in certain circumstances. For Adam...
15 things I’ve learned about child prisons since the death of Gareth Myatt
Gareth Myatt died 15 years ago today after being restrained by G4S prison guards. Carolyne Willow shares some of...
Two dead boys, UK state secrecy and the long fight for transparency on restraint
An official manual governs the use of restraint on children in custody. It was published with 182 redactions....
UK charity seeks funds to challenge use of painful restraints on children
How can it be wrong to hurt vulnerable children inside a secure children’s home, but all right to inflict pain in transit?
Children’s rights and the UK General Election 2017
A leading advocate calls for an Act of Parliament to enshrine children’s rights in law.
England’s bonfire of children’s rights
A new bill threatens decades of carefully drafted laws designed to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in care.