Legal Updates archives for August 2016

New sexting guidance for schools

August 31, 2016

Sexting in schools and colleges: responding to incidents and safeguarding young people, UK Council for Child Internet Safety

Non-statutory guidance on managing incidents of sexting by children. The guidance states that the response should be guided by the principle of proportionality and the primary concern at all times should be the welfare and protection of the children involved.

Recent developments in sentencing youths 

August 16, 2016

There have been a number of recent developments concerning the sentencing of youths in the first half of 2016 with a shift towards recognising that children and young people should be treated differently when being sentenced.

Landmark South African children’s rights ruling

August 11, 2016

Raduvha v Minister of Safety and Security and Another [2016] ZACC 24

The Constitutional Court of South Africa has confirmed that the ‘best interest’ principle, enshrined in Article 3 of the UNCRC and incorporated into South African domestic legislation, is to be paramount when police are considering arresting and detaining a child.

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