Tag: Police powers
NPCC’s Strategy for Police Custody – Children should only be held in custody as a last resort
The National Police Chief's Council (NPCC) have published a new strategy on police custody. The strategy states that it aspires to use police custody as a 'last resort' for children.
New Stop and Search guidance for police to avoid unconscious bias
The College of Policing have published guidance for police on the use of stop and search. This has been published alongside an announcement that evidence-based training will be rolled out nationally for officers. The guidance acknowledges that children may be more likely to find the experience of stop and search traumatic.
YJLC Guide to Section 38 PACE Beds (Transfer to Local Authority Accommodation)
Youth Justice Legal Centre guide to section 38 PACE and an overview of the police and local authority duties to transfer children detained in police cells post charge to local authority accommodation.
London Forum on Children and Policing
Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) has launched a Forum on Children and Policing in London. Details The Forum will bring together voluntary organisations to collaborate in improving the police’s treatment of children and young people in London (and nationally) with the aim of ensuring the police treatment of children meets the standards set out […]