2019, English, Article, Government publication edition: OPCAT in Victoria : a thematic investigation of practices related to solitary confinement of children and young people / Victorian Ombudsman. Victoria. Ombudsman, (author.)

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Physical Description
  • 263 pages : colour charts, colour photographs ; 30 cm.
Published
  • Melbourne, VIC : Victorian Ombudsman, September 2019.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • OPCAT in Victoria : a thematic investigation of practices related to solitary confinement of children and young people /​ Victorian Ombudsman.
Author
  • Victoria. Ombudsman, (author.)
Published
  • Melbourne, VIC : Victorian Ombudsman, September 2019.
Content Types
  • text
  • still image
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • 263 pages : colour charts, colour photographs ; 30 cm.
Series
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Summary
  • This report considers the practical implications of implementing the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) in Victoria.
Contents
  • Foreword
  • Glossary
  • Executive summary
  • Background
  • Part one: Implementing OPCAT in Victoria
  • NPM principles
  • The centralised model
  • Norway Ombudsman
  • Georgia Ombudsman (Public Defender)
  • Denmark Ombudsman
  • The Decentralised Model
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • The Australian context
  • An NPM model for Victoria
  • Comparing the ‘centralised’ and ‘decentralised’ models
  • What would a single-body (centralised) NPM in Victoria look like?
  • What would a multi-body (decentralised) NPM in Victoria look like?
  • The Ombudsman’s recommended NPM model for Victoria
  • NPM inspections in Victoria
  • Inspecting places of detention in Victoria
  • Size and cost of a Victorian NPM
  • Recommendation: Part one
  • Part two: Inspection report
  • Chapter one: Background and methodology
  • A thematic inspection
  • Why investigate the theme of solitary confinement?
  • What is ‘solitary confinement’?
  • Why focus on children and young people?
  • Solitary confinement and human rights
  • Methodology
  • The OPCAT Advisory Group
  • Selecting the three facilities to inspect
  • Preparing for the inspections
  • The following chapters
  • Chapter two: Inspection of Port Phillip Prison
  • About Port Phillip Prison
  • Young people accommodated at Port Phillip
  • The inspection
  • The following sections
  • Humane treatment
  • Separation
  • Lockdowns under the Violence Reduction Strategy
  • Unit and facility-wide lockdowns
  • Withdrawal of privileges
  • Protective measures
  • Legislative protections against undue solitary confinement
  • Use of the Intermediate Regime
  • Material conditions
  • Charlotte Unit
  • Intermediate units
  • Meaningful human contact
  • Interaction with staff
  • Contact with other prisoners and the ‘outside world’
  • Purposeful activity
  • Self-isolation
  • Use of one hour ‘run-out’
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Health consideration before ordering separation
  • Access to health services while separated
  • Prisoners at risk of suicide or self-harm
  • Observation of ‘at risk’ prisoners
  • Risk Management Plans
  • Diversity
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Staff
  • Conception of role
  • Effectiveness and effects of separation
  • Staff training
  • Chapter three: Inspection of Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct
  • About Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct
  • About the children and young people at Malmsbury
  • Isolation for behavioural reasons
  • Lockdowns
  • Separation under Separation Safety Management Plan
  • Isolation cells
  • The Intensive Supervision Annexe
  • Contact with other people and the outside world
  • Health consideration before isolation
  • Health assessment upon isolation
  • Access to health care while in isolation
  • Children and young people at risk of suicide or self-harm
  • Observation of ‘at risk’ children and young people
  • Culturally and religiously diverse young people
  • Staff views on working at Malmsbury
  • Staff views on effectiveness and effects of isolation
  • Staffing levels and lockdowns
  • Chapter four: Inspection of Secure Welfare Services
  • About Secure Welfare Services
  • About the children at Secure Welfare Services
  • Seclusion
  • Time out and quiet time
  • Seclusion rooms
  • Contact with other young people and the outside world
  • Health consideration before seclusion
  • Access to health care while in seclusion
  • Placing a child on ‘observations’
  • Plans to avoid seclusion
  • Cultural supports
  • Staff views on working at Secure Welfare
  • Chapter five: Solitary confinement across the three facilities
  • Jake’s journey
  • Comparing the three facilities
  • Chapter six: Conclusions and recommendations
  • Conclusions
  • Previous inquiries and recommendations
  • Recommendations: Part two.
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  • English
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