In the Media

43,000 strip searches carried out on children as young as 12

PUBLISHED March 3, 2013

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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