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Tag: Bail & Remand

10 June 2021

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.

12 February 2015

Transfer of children from police stations

R (on the application of BG) v The Chief Constable of the West Midlands Constabulary, Birmingham City Council [2014] 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.

9 February 2015

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.