"We were sleeping and the officer came. It was scary and Mum was crying." "I didn’t think it was real, not real life." "They were bashing and kicking the door." “It’s not nice going to the toilet in front of an officer." "They broke our house."
Starting in 2009, the End Child Detention Now campaign began to illuminate the UK’s appalling policy of arresting and detaining children in conditions known to harm them. The campaign's journalism grew into Shine A Light.