Spotlight
Family Law Awards 2020
Shortlist announced - time to place your vote!
Court of Protection Practice 2020
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Spotlight
Latest articles
Hundreds of thousands of companies worldwide fall victims to hackers every year. Is your firm one of them?
SPONSORED CONTENT Image source: Information is beautifulYou and other lawyers and legal assistants in your firm likely have accounts on the hacked websites listed in the image above. If a hacker...
New complaints handling guide offers advice to local authorities
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman is today issuing new guidance on effective complaint handling for local authorities.Based on previous documents, the new guide offers practical,...
EU laws continue until at least 2038 and beyond
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020.  But in matters of law it fully leaves on 31 December 2020.  But EU laws will continue to apply, and be applied, in the English family courts from 1...
Family Law Awards winners announced in virtual awards ceremony
The winners of the Family Law Awards 2020 were announced at 4pm during a much-anticipated virtual awards ceremony. Over the past ten years, the Family Law Awards has recognised the leading players in...
Behaviour-based divorces still merit close consideration
Some recent cases illustrate the evidential and procedural issues involved in dealing with proofs on the merits of divorce, which are worth considering even though most cases may conclude on a...
View all articles
Authors

Fifteen year old found hanged in young offenders institution

Sep 29, 2018, 17:33 PM
Slug : fifteen-year-old-found-hanged-in-young-offenders-institution
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Nov 30, 2007, 04:23 AM
Article ID : 88241

On Thursday Liam McManus, aged 15, died after being found hanged in his cell at the Lancaster Farms Young Offenders Institution in Lancashire. The Prison and Probation Ombudsman has opened an investigation into his death.

Staff and paramedics attempted resuscitation of the teenager, who was found hanging in his cell at 7.10am, but he failed to recover and he was pronounced dead at 7.45am.

He had been in custody since 8 November after being jailed for one month and 14 days for breach of a supervision order.

A Prison Service spokesperson said: "Every death in prison is a terrible tragedy affecting families, staff and other prisoners. Our deepest sympathies are with Liam's family and friends."

Kathy Evans, the Policy Director for the Children's Society, has called on the Government to take immediate action to prevent this from reoccurring. In a statement issued yesterday she said: "Today's tragic news is further evidence that locking children up is dangerous and that the youth justice system is unable to keep them safe. Thirty children have now died in custody since 1990 and thousands more children who have been assessed as vulnerable are locked up every year. The system is simply unfit for purpose and has been in desperate need of reform for many years.

There is a real opportunity to take action now to prevent this happening again. The Government should use the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill currently before Parliament to ensure that children are only ever imprisoned as a last resort, in establishments that can give them the care, support and protection that they urgently need.

The new joint responsibility for youth justice shared between the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Ministry of Justice offers hope that the welfare of the child will be given greater priority in a system that until now has favoured punishment over protection.

Categories :
  • News
Tags :
Authors
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from