43,000 strip-searches carried out on children as young as 12 – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2013 in child abuse, custody, inquiries, news, statistics, young offenders by sally

“A promise to end routine strip-searching of children in custody is being flouted, according to data revealing there were more than 43,000 recorded incidences involving children as young as 12 over a 21-month period – but in only 275 searches were illicit items found.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk