Children’s Rights, Policing and the Increasing use of Spit-hoods and Taser - CRAE (April 2020)

Summary: CRAE have published two briefings which provide an overview of children’s right and the use of taser and spit-hood by police.



The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) have published Children’s rights, policing and the increasing use of spit-hoods and taser briefings, which give an overview of children’s rights and the use of Tasers by the police.

The briefings provides some background information on tasers and outlines some of the health risks associated with their use. They also sets out the latest national data on taser deployment on children and highlights figures that show disproportionate use on children from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups.