– Maggie Atkinson, the Children's Commissioner for England
It is never acceptable for a child to come to harm while they are imprisoned and this situation does need close and careful monitoring and scrutiny, as demonstrated through research such as this today.
Some lessons have been learned from previous tragedies with action undertaken to prevent another young life tragically ending.
The findings from this research will be extremely helpful to aid further improvements in this area.
Nine children and more than 190 other young people aged 24 and under have died in prisons or secure training centres in the last ten years, campaigners have said.