The uses of euphemism: inflicting pain on imprisoned children
11 November 2013
INQUEST co-director Deborah Coles has contributed to an article by INQUEST Trustee Dexter Dias about the unacceptable use of pain in restraining detained children and young people. Deborah said, '‘The euphemistic use of language simply masks the truth of what they’re doing to vulnerable children. Which is hurting them. And subjecting them to fear and violence." INQUEST worked with Dexter Dias on the Gareth Myatt inquest. 15 year old Gareth died following restraint at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre.
The full article, published by the Fabian Society, can be read here
‘I very much admire the Co-Directors of INQUEST who have committed their professional lives to speaking up for bereaved families and helping them seeking justice for their loved ones.They work every day with the victims of tragic circumstances and I think we can all learn from their strength, tenacity and professionalism.’
– Katy Swaine, former Legal Director for Children’s Rights Alliance for England