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Ms Judith Cummins will lead a Westminster Hall debate on safety in youth custody on Wednesday 20 January 2016.

A BBC Panorama Programme, Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed, was based on an undercover investigation at Medway Secure Training Centre and broadcast on 11 January 2016.  The Programme has stimulated debate and media attention on safety in youth custody.

Youth justice is a devolved policy area.  This debate pack provides an overview of youth justice policy and safety in youth custody in England and Wales in preparation for the debate.

The proceedings of this debate may be watched on

Debate packs are intended to provide a summary or overview of the issues being debated and identify any relevant briefings including press and parliamentary material. A more detailed briefing may be prepared for a Member on request to the Library.

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