Youth Justice Summit 2018: Children and the Police
About the event
The Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) hosted the second Youth Justice Summit on 11 May 2018. The Youth Justice Summit brought 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 specialist knowledge of 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: Stop & Search
- 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
- 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.’
Workshops and panel discussions
Child Deaths following contact with the Police – Rebecca Roberts (Inquest), Gemma Vine (Solicitor, Minton Morrill) & Shauneen Lambe (Barrister & co-founder Just for Kids Law).
Overnight detention at the police station: making s.38 work in practice – tbc, Aika Stephenson (Solicitor, Just for Kids Law), Alex Temple (Trainee solicitor, Just for Kids Law).
Reducing the Criminalisation of Children in Care – Claire Sands (Consultant youth justice researcher) & Laura Janes (Legal director, Howard League for Penal Reform), Laura Cooper (Solicitor, Just for Kids Law).
Children in Police Custody: can Article 8 ECHR protect them? – Katie Kempen (Chief Exec, Independent Custody Visiting Association), Maya Sikand (Barrister, Garden Court Chambers), Angela Patrick (Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers) & Mel Stooks (Solicitor, GT Stewart).
Stop and Search – Ben Bradford (Professor, UCL), Katherine Copperthwaite (Criminal Justice Alliance), Katrina Ffrench (Stopwatch & Joshua Virasami (Black Lives Matter). Chaired by Shauneen Lambe.
Police Interviews with Children – Chris Bath (National Appropriate Adult Network), Aika Stephenson (Solicitor, Just for Kids Law), Miranda Bevan (PhD student in the Department of Social Policy at LSE) & Tom Wainwright (Barrister, Garden Court Chambers).
Sexting and Criminal Records – Alex Temple (Trainee solicitor, Just for Kids Law), Chris Stacey (Director, Unlock), Caroline Adams (Staff Officer for Children & Young Persons Portfolio, National Police Chiefs’ Council) & Sandra Paul (Solicitor, Kingsley Napley LLP).
Trafficked children and County Lines – Philippa Southwell (Solicitor advocate, Birds solicitors), Claire Sands (Consultant youth justice researcher), Stewart MacLachlan (Legal and Policy Officer, Coram), Michelle Brewer (Barrister, Garden Court Chambers).
Civil Actions against the Police for Youth Justice Lawyers – Greg Stewart (Solicitor, GT Stewart), Laura Profumo (Barrister, Garden Court Chambers) & Stefano Ruis (Hickman & Rose).
What others are saying
£75.00 – £225.00