Tag: looked after children
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.
The forgotten 10 point checklist – the decision to prosecute offending in children’s homes
By Ita Farrelly, Partner, Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP The 10 Point Checklist is a key tool in ensuring decisions to prosecute Looked After Children who offend in children's homes are properly considered, Ita Farrelly shares her experience that lack of awareness of this guidance means Looked After Children are being unnecessarily prosecuted.
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.