Ombudsman slams prison service on suicides – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2014 in news, ombudsmen, prisons, self-harm, suicide by sally

‘Failings in the prison service are leaving “vulnerable and isolated” young people at risk from suicide and self-harm, the Prison Ombudsman has concluded.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2014

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Unsted Park ‘self-harm blades’ head teacher cleared – BBC News

‘A former head teacher who gave a girl at a special school equipment for self-harming has been cleared of unacceptable professional misconduct.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2014

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Youth justice system is ‘failing vulnerable young offenders’ – The Guardian

“Vulnerable young offenders are at risk of serious and long-term problems because the youth justice system is failing to support their needs, according to child welfare charities and campaign groups. Figures released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last week revealed a 21% increase in the number of young people in custody self-harming between 2010‑11 and 2011-12. Three children died in custody during 2011-12, while incidents of physical restraint rose by 17% year on year.”

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The Guardian, 5th February 2013

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Wandsworth jail attacked for catalogue of safety failures – The Independent

Posted August 10th, 2011 in health & safety, news, prisons, self-harm by sally

“Levels of self-harm and self-inflicted deaths were high and there was abusive language from staff to prisoners.”

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The Independent, 10th August 2011

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Sentence review to slash numbers of women in jail – The Independent

Posted November 29th, 2010 in imprisonment, news, self-harm, sentencing, women by sally

“Ministers plan to slash the number of women sent to prison amid complaints that women behind bars are exposed to increased risks of mental illness, self-harm and even suicide.”

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The Independent, 28th November 2010

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Disturbing case of young offender goes to European court – The Independent

Posted September 13th, 2010 in human rights, inquiries, mental health, news, self-harm, young offenders by sally

“The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will this week hear claims from the British government that locking-up an emotionally disturbed young man and failing to prevent him from inflicting terrible self-harm does not merit an independent, public inquiry.”

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The Independent, 12th September 2010

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Epidemic of self-harm sweeps women’s jails – The Independent

Posted June 29th, 2009 in news, prisons, self-harm, women by sally

“The number of women deliberately harming themselves in prison has almost doubled in five years – despite repeated government promises to improve conditions in women’s jails.”

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The Independent, 27th June 2009

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‘Alarming’ rise in self-harming at detention centres – The Independent

Posted September 1st, 2008 in asylum, detention, mental health, news, self-harm by sally

“Incidences of self-harm in immigration detention centres rose 73 per cent in the first six months of this year, Home Office figures have revealed. The sharp increase has provoked calls for the Government to re-examine its policy of treating asylum-seekers as prisoners.”

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The Independent, 31st August 2008

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Self-harming in prisons: the gruesome truth – The Guardian

Posted July 2nd, 2008 in mental health, news, prisons, self-harm by sally

“In 2006, there were 23,420 recorded incidents of self-harm among a total prisoner population in England and Wales of 78,000.”

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2008

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Detention centres attacked as figures reveal self-harm by asylum-seekers – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2008 in asylum, detention, news, self-harm by sally

“The true cost of using detention centres to lock up failed asylum-seekers has been exposed by statistics showing the extent of self-harm among those held.”

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The Independent, 19th April 2008

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Big rise in rate of self-harm in jail, says charity – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2008 in news, prisons, self-harm by sally

“Rates of self-harm in jail have rocketed in the last four years, a prison reform charity claims today. The Howard League for Penal Reform says the number of prisoners deliberately injuring themselves had risen at four times the rate of the jail population increase.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2008

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Sick and suicidal: plight of women in UK jails – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2008 in prisons, self-harm, special report, women by sally

“Most women prisoners have mental health problems, and nine of out 10 were convicted of non-violent offences. Now a new study shows an alarming rise in suicides and self-harm – and behind the statistics lie ruined lives and shattered relatives. With four inquests about to open, Amelia Hill reports on the growing scandal in Britain’s penal system.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2008

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Hundreds of custody ‘near deaths’ – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2008 in detention, news, police, self-harm by sally

“About 1,000 detainees are involved each year in incidents that result in serious illness or self-harm while in police custody, a report has suggested.”

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BBC News, 12th March 2008

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Deportation of suicidal Kurdish teenager halted – The Independent

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in asylum, children, deportation, news, self-harm by sally

“The planned removal from the UK of a suicidal Kurdish teenager whose traumatic experience of the British deportation process drove her to self-harm appeared to have been scrapped yesterday.”

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The Independent, 23rd November 2007

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