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de jonge pledges end to 'traumatic' solitary confinement in youth care

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de jonge pledges end to 'traumatic' solitary confinement in youth care

photo: depositphotos.comyoung people in secure accommodation should no longer be subjected to the ‘trauma’ of solitary confinement, health minister hugo de jonge has said.de jonge wants to ban solitary confinement from 2021 as part of his plans to improve the youth care system, which are being presented to parliament on monday, the nrc reported.in the meantime he said he would be discussing with institutions to cut the number of instances of children being placed in isolation rooms, an experience which can be ‘traumatic’ for the young person involved, said de jonge.experts estimate that solitary confinement is used several thousand times a year by i...