Tag: Bail & Remand
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Court Bill: Extensive and Controversial Proposed Changes to the Youth Justice System
This Bill proposes significant change across the criminal justice system, including how children and young people are sentenced and how they are managed in the community. Whilst in some areas the Bill's proposals represent progress for children caught up in the criminal justice system, many practitioners are concerned that if passed in its current form the new measures may lead to increased numbers of children in custody and exacerbate existing disparities and injustices.
Report on video link first appearance remand hearings
A report on the evaluation of a tool which enables first appearance remand hearings in the magistrates' court with the defendant appearing by video link has been published. The tool has not been used for cases involving child defendants, however, it is being used to help courts function during the Covid-19 crisis and therefore many of the findings are immediately relevant.
Court of Appeal ruling on RLAA counting towards sentence
The Court of Appeal found that credit for time spent on remand to local authority accommodation (RLAA) and time spent on a curfew as part of RLAA can only be given by calculating the sentence accordingly.
HMIP analysis of the experience of children in custody in 2017 -2018
HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP), have conducted surveys of children detained in Secure Training Centres and Young Offender Institutions.
A report on the use of custodial remand for children
Transform Justice have published a report into the use of pre-trial detention for children.
Updated guidance on transfer from police cells to Local Authority Accommodation
Revised version of NAAN framework for transfers of children from police stations to local authority accommodation.
Unlocking Potential: A Study of the Isolation of Children in Custody in England
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).
Transfer of children from police stations
R (on the application of BG) v The Chief Constable of the West Midlands Constabulary, Birmingham City Council  EWHC 4374 (Admin) Permission was refused in this application for judicial review relating to the issue of whether the police and local authority were in breach of section 38(1) PACE 1984, section 11 of the Children Act 2004 and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by failing to transfer BG to secure accommodation whilst detained in police custody.
Detention of children at the police station
The Home Office and the Department of Education have today published a letter signed by the ministers and sent to all Local Authorities in England reminding them of the duty to transfer children from the police station to local authority accommodation as required under section 38(6) Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) and section 21(2)(b) Children Act 1989.