INSTITUTIONAL CARE

Report criticizes solitary confinement of children in state homes

3:16 min
  • The National Board of Institutional Care has been criticized in a new report into when children and youth are put in solitary confinement in its residential homes.
  • Swedish Radio News has previously reported serious flaws regarding when children are put into solitary confinement at the institutional care homes. The law was changed to minimize the amount of time children were allowed to be kept isolated.
  • However, according to a new report, presented by children's rights organization Barnrättsbyrån, in which solitary confinement in 2019 and 2020 was reviewed, comprehensive deficiencies remain.