Tag Archives: Youth Justice Board

Waplington Report (Youth Justice Board, Hassockfield STC)

Adam Rickwood killed himself 6 hours after use of a restraint by Serco staff using a PCC approved physical restraint at Hassockfield Secure Training Centre in 2004. He was aged just 14. For more details see Adam Rickwood’s Story by … Continue reading

Posted in cathy fox blog, Child Abuse, Childrens home, North east, physical abuse, Prisons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

2010 (Myatt 4 of 5) Diana Smith v Youth Justice Board for England and Wales and Another. 16 Feb 2010 Court of Appeal

These 5 appeals relate to the death of Gareth Myatt, aged 15, in Rainsford Secure Training Centre in 2004. He was under 5 feet tall, weighed 6 and a half stone. He died in an approved restraint technique known as … Continue reading

Posted in cathy fox blog, Child Abuse, Childrens home, Court, East Midlands, Judges Remarks, Justice System, Prisons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

2008 (Myatt 3 of 5) R (c) v Secretary of State for Justice 28 Jul 2008 Supreme Court

These 5 appeals relate to the death of Gareth Myatt, aged 15, in Rainsford Secure Training Centre in 2004. Redaction Some court reports have had victims names redacted and some assault details redacted. This is a difficult balance –  normally … Continue reading

Posted in cathy fox blog, Child Abuse, Childrens home, Court, East Midlands, Journal articles, Judges Remarks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

2007 (Myatt 2 of 5) R(W) v HM Deputy Coroner for Northamptonshire. High Court

These 5 appeals relate to the death of Gareth Myatt, aged 15, in Rainsford Secure Training Centre in 2004. He was under 5 feet tall, weighed 6 and a half stone. He died in an approved restraint technique known as … Continue reading

Posted in cathy fox blog, Child Abuse, Court, East Midlands, Judges Remarks, Justice System, physical abuse, Prisons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

2007 (Myatt 1 of 5) R (W) v HM Assistant Deputy Coroner N’Hants and Others. Divisional Court

These 5 appeals relate to the death of Gareth Myatt, aged 15, in Rainsford Secure Training Centre in 2004. He was under 5 feet tall, weighed 6 and a half stone. He died in an approved restraint technique known as … Continue reading

Posted in cathy fox blog, Child Abuse, East Midlands, Judges Remarks, Justice System, Prisons, Social Service Inspectorate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Adam Rickwood’s Story by Carolyne Willow

Recently I blogged the court appeals about the death of Adam Rickwood,  [3] [4] [5] who killed himself in 2004, aged 14 not long after the use of unlawful restraint and distraction techniques by SERCO. Adams death was shocking, even … Continue reading

Posted in cathy fox blog, Child Abuse, Child sexual abuse, Childrens home, Justice System, North east, Prisons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Adam Rickwood 2. R v HM Coroner and others 3 Feb 2010 High Court

This application challenged the decision of the decision of the Coroner not to recuse himself from the Judicial Review of the orginal Inquest. It was decided that the Coroner who carried out the Inquest should recuse himself. If they had … Continue reading

Posted in Child Abuse, Childrens home, Court, Justice System, Lancashire, North east, Prisons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Adam Rickwood 1. R v HM Coroner and Others 22 Jan 2009 High Court

Adam Rickwood was the youngest person in modern times to take his own life whilst in custody, at the age of just 14 in Hassockfield Secure Training Centre. The notorious Medomsley run by the Home Office where much child sexual … Continue reading

Posted in cathy fox blog, Child Abuse, Childrens home, Judges Remarks, Justice System, North east | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments