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C. Flower
18-07-2010, 05:28 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jul/18/guide-punishing-jailed-youths

Utterly sickening and shocking. A mother whose 14 year old son was found dead in a privately run "training institute" has after 5 years obtained the staff manual used by the British authorities and applied to children from 12 years old.

Ministry of Justice secret manual - "Control of Children in Care" advises staff restraining children to

■ "Use an inverted knuckle into the trainee's sternum and drive inward and upward."
■ "Continue to carry alternate elbow strikes to the young person's ribs until a release is achieved."
■ "Drive straight fingers into the young person's face, and then quickly drive the straightened fingers of the same hand downwards into the young person's groin area."


Instructions to staff warn that the techniques risk giving children a "fracture to the skull" and "temporary or permanent blindness caused by rupture to eyeball or detached retina".

Asphyxia was also risked. Children have died.

These techniques would be in breach of the training given to British police for use against demonstrators and rioters.

Children are also handcuffed with steel cuffs in a kneeling position.

These private institutions have a similar relationship with the British State as the Church run Institutions to the State in Ireland.

Children who are disturbed, on the edge, disruptive, and "hard to control" have uniformly themselves experienced abuse and neglect. They need the best possible care and to be treated with respect. This manual is a sign that Britain is becoming a brutalised and brutal State.

antiestablishmentarian
18-07-2010, 08:12 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jul/18/guide-punishing-jailed-youths

Utterly sickening and shocking. A mother whose 14 year old son was found dead in a privately run "training institute" has after 5 years obtained the staff manual used by the British authorities and applied to children from 12 years old.

Ministry of Justice secret manual - "Control of Children in Care" advises staff restraining children to

■ "Use an inverted knuckle into the trainee's sternum and drive inward and upward."
■ "Continue to carry alternate elbow strikes to the young person's ribs until a release is achieved."
■ "Drive straight fingers into the young person's face, and then quickly drive the straightened fingers of the same hand downwards into the young person's groin area."



Asphyxia was also risked. Children have died.

These techniques would be in breach of the training given to British police for use against demonstrators and rioters.

Children are also handcuffed with steel cuffs in a kneeling position.

These private institutions have a similar relationship with the British State as the Church run Institutions to the State in Ireland.

Children who are disturbed, on the edge, disruptive, and "hard to control" have uniformly themselves experienced abuse and neglect. They need the best possible care and to be treated with respect. This manual is a sign that Britain is becoming a brutalised and brutal State.
Becoming a brutalised state? It always was, however there is a marked correlation between the diminution of civil liberties, the increasing severity of penal sanctions being imposed by the state in the UK and the neo-liberal project which Thatcher launched following the smashing of the unions during the Miners Strike.

mutley
18-07-2010, 08:39 PM
Shocking stuff, I always hear about this case when I going on Restraint
training, but I never realised there was an actual manual on how to carry out these tactics.
This story is always told to us as a warning of what the consequences could be for you and the person being restrained, if these go wrong and you don't do it properely ie death for him and jail for you.
Having said that there was no one jailed for the death of this boy, but the Manual, explains why that is

Actually this is not the case I heard about, in the cases I was told about people died from restraint, not suicide

C. Flower
18-07-2010, 08:51 PM
Becoming a brutalised state? It always was, however there is a marked correlation between the diminution of civil liberties, the increasing severity of penal sanctions being imposed by the state in the UK and the neo-liberal project which Thatcher launched following the smashing of the unions during the Miners Strike.

I agree. The Britain of the post-war Welfare State would not have contemplated legitimisation of such awful practices.

Andrew49
19-07-2010, 09:11 AM
Carolyne Willow, national co-ordinator of the Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE), which led the campaign for disclosure following the deaths of two teenage boys in secure training centres, said:
"The manual is deeply disturbing and stands as state authorisation of institutionalised child abuse. What made former ministers believe that children as young as 12 could get so out of control so often that staff should be taught how to ram their knuckles into their rib cages? Would we allow paediatricians, teachers or children's home staff to be trained in how to deliberately hurt and humiliate children?"

Yes, Carolyne we would. As long as the children were from that strata of society that have always being victimised.