Youth Justice Summit 2018: Children and the Police


Time: Friday 11 May 2018 9:30 – 4:30

Location: Allen & Overy, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD

Refreshments: Working lunch, tea and coffee

CPD: 5.5 hours


The Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) is hosting our second Youth Justice Summit on 11 May 2018. The Youth Justice Summit brings together experts in youth justice to share knowledge and expertise on youth justice legal issues. We are building a community of specialist youth justice lawyers to ensure children who come into contact with the criminal justice system are represented by lawyers who have expertise in youth justice law.

YJLC believes children deserve to be represented by lawyers with expertise in youth justice law.


  • Charlie Taylor, Chair of the Youth Justice Board of England and Wales
  • David Lammy MP, author of the Lammy Review: An independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the Criminal Justice System
  • Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney  National Chief Police Council’s Lead for Children and Young People
  • Keir Starmer MP
  • Joshua Virasami, Black Lives Matter
  • Panel discussion: Deaths in police custody
  • Workshops: Stop & search; Police interviews with children; The role of the appropriate adult; Strip search & Article 8; Section 38 beds; Child trafficking, Modern slavery & County lines, Civil actions against the police, Sexting & Criminal records
  • Presentation of YJLC Youth Justice Champion Award

Who should attend?

  • Barristers, solicitors, legal executives and accredited police station representatives
  • Judges, magistrates, legal advisers and prosecutors
  • Youth offending teams, academics and professionals who work with children and young people in the criminal justice system

Director of the YJLC and barrister Kate Aubrey-Johnson says:

‘Lawyers specialising in youth justice work rarely get the recognition they deserve. We hope the Youth Justice Summit will start to change that. Most young defendants are acutely vulnerable, with communication and other difficulties. An expert lawyer can make the world of difference to the outcome of a case and a child’s future prospects. This event will allow practitioners to share their expertise and knowledge, and be part of a movement towards raising standards in youth justice work. We think every child deserves the best possible legal representation.’

Barristers, solicitors, academics and youth justice professionals – £225 (early bird discount until 31 March – £199)

Barristers, solicitors, legal executives under 7 years PQE & voluntary sector organisations – £175 (early bird discount until 31 March – £150)

Pupils, trainee solicitors & students – £75 (early bird discount until 31 March – £50)


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