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BMA annual meeting: BMA condemns detention of children in police cells overnight

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 24 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3433
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

BMA leaders have urged the government to boost funding for child and adolescent mental health services across the country after lamenting the “unacceptable” overnight detention of children in police cells because of bed shortages.

The association’s annual representative meeting in Liverpool unanimously passed a motion that said, “This meeting . . . deplores the ongoing practice of …

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