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Years after my son died in NHS care, state-sanctioned torture continues | Sara Ryan

Official reports into restraint, segregation and death are harrowing. But the government doesn’t care

Torture is the word I used this week to describe the treatment of children and young adults in private and NHS units, following publication of a Care Quality Commission report about the use of restraint and segregation in these places. The report detailed accounts of being locked in rooms without access to the outside, fed through hatches, for weeks, months or even years. One boy had not been washed for six months, while staff had to shout at another young man through a window because …read more