Tag: Child Criminal Exploitation
Representing looked after children at the police station – a guide for lawyers
The Youth Justice Legal Centre and The Howard League for Penal Reform have published a guide which provides practical steps that lawyers can take to reduce the criminalisation of looked-after children and ensure they receive the support and assistance they need.
Protocol on reducing the criminalisation of looked after children
The Home Office, Ministry of Justice and Department of Education have published a national protocol on reducing unnecessary criminalisation of looked after children and care leavers.
High Court rules childhood criminal records disclosure scheme unlawful (again)
The claimants, victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) with childhood convictions relating to prostitution, successfully challenged the legality of the criminal record disclosure schemes. The High Court affirmed earlier judgments that the current criminal record disclosure schemes are arbitrary and indiscriminate and there is an inadequate assessment of present risk in a particular employment and are unlawful.
YJLC Guide to Modern Slavery and County Lines
This YJLC guide will assist lawyers and professionals to recognise and assist children who may be the victims of child criminal exploitation (CCE), with a focus on the widespread problem of criminal exploitation of children by county lines gangs and the statutory defence under section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.