Unlawful to sentence children to longer than adults
B v Leeds Crown Court and another  EWHC 1230 (Admin) In this successful case stated, the High Court confirmed it is unlawful to impose a longer sentence on a child than the maximum sentence available for an adult in similar circumstances. The case reaffirms the principle in the Overarching Principles for Sentencing Youths that generally a child should be dealt with less severely than an adult offender.
Laming Review: half of children in custody have been in care
The Prison Reform Trust's independent review chaired by Lord Laming has found that children in care are six times more likely than other young people to be cautioned or convicted of a crime.
Medway report prompts calls to rethink youth justice system
In January 2016, BBC Panorama revealed serious mistreatment of children at the G4S run Medway Secure Training Centre (STC). In response, the Secretary of State for Justice created an Independent Improvement Board for Medway.
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).