Tag: Police stations
Landmark South African children’s rights ruling
Raduvha v Minister of Safety and Security and Another  ZACC 24 The Constitutional Court of South Africa has confirmed that the ‘best interest' principle, enshrined in Article 3 of the UNCRC and incorporated into South African domestic legislation, is to be paramount when police are considering arresting and detaining a child.
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 […]
IPCC Police Use of Force Report
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has published a research study into the use of force by the police. The study brings together evidence from complaints and investigations over a five-year period from 2009 to 2014, as well as examining public perception. The report details the disproportionate use of force against children.
APPGC report on children and the police – Building Trust: One year on
A report setting out progress made in improving relationships between children and the police since the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children (APPGC) inquiry in 2013-14. It sets out a final set of recommendations for government, policing leaders, and youth justice bodies.
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.
17-year olds to be treated as children at police stations
The definition of arrested juvenile has been amended to include all children under the age of 18. Prior to the change, the definition of ‘arrested juvenile’ was anyone under the age of 17.
National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) – National Strategy for the Policing of Children & Young People
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) have published a National Strategy for the Policing of Children and Young People. This new strategy sets out the "key principles" when policing children and young people.
Out of Court Disposals need to be simplified
Home Affairs Select Committee Report on Out of Court Disposals (3 March 2015) This report highlights the lack of consistency in administering out of court disposals (OOCDs). The report recommends simplifying the guidance to police officers, placing the guidance on a statutory footing and introducing scrutiny panels to avoid a postcode lottery.
Transfer of children from police stations
R (on the application of BG) v The Chief Constable of the West Midlands Constabulary, Birmingham City Council  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.