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Cage Beds

In July 2004 I read a newspaper report that horrified me, regarding the use of cage beds for mentally handicapped children (you will find a link to that original article below). As a direct result of that piece, I became one of the founding directors of a charity called the Children's High Level Group, which campaigns for the protection and promotion of children's rights.

If you are interested in finding out more about the use of cage beds, and why so many human rights and mental health organizations believe they should be outlawed for good, the links below will give you more information.

As you will see, the first link takes you to the website of the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (MDAC). It gives details of the people to write to if you would like to join the campaign.

News on the use of cage beds and the campaign to ban them:

An in-depth report on cage beds and the institutions where they are used [BE WARNED - VERY DISTURBING]

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:

Article on Dr. Jan Pfeiffer, Czech campaigner against cage beds:

Original article that led to my membership of the Children's High Level Group:[BE WARNED - VERY DISTURBING]

The Children's High Level Group - The Children's Voice
The Children’s Voice campaign wants to make life better for young people in care; across Eastern Europe and ultimately across the whole of the modern world.The campaign is run by The Children’s High Level Group (CHLG), and aims to stamp out cruelty, neglect and abuse of young people.

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