The Youth Justice Legal Centre is part of Just for Kids Law.
The Children’s Commissioner has published a discussion paper on children in custody in England – Unlocking Potential: A Study of the Isolation of Children in Custody in England (October 2015, Children’s Commissioner).
The definition of arrested juvenile has been amended to include all children under the age of 18. Prior to the change, the definition of ‘arrested juvenile’ was anyone under the age of 17.
The Youth Justice Board (YJB) and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists have issued joint guidance on speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in the youth justice system.
The Standing Committee for Youth Justice (SCYJ) has launched a new resource for Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) on anonymity for children in trouble with the law, to help ensure the YOTs views are heard in court.
The Standing Committee for Youth Justice have issued a Briefing for YOTs on Children and Custodial Sentences for a Second Knife Offence (13 October 2015).
Updated Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 and Criminal Practice Directions 2015 came into force on 5 October 2015.
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