The YJLC have published a legal guide on representing care experienced young people.
A group of leading charities, lawyers and care experienced children and young adults have worked together to produce this guide for lawyers.
Care experienced children are up to six times more likely to be criminalised than other children.
In 2022, just 1% of children in England were in care, but 59% of children in custody in England and Wales were care experienced.
This guide will support criminal lawyers representing care experienced children and young adults to understand the relevant legal framework, reduce unnecessary criminalisation and achieve better outcomes.