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11 August 2016

Landmark South African children’s rights ruling

Raduvha v Minister of Safety and Security and Another [2016] 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.

29 June 2016

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 […]

8 March 2016

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.

13 March 2015

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.

12 February 2015

Transfer of children from police stations

R (on the application of BG) v The Chief Constable of the West Midlands Constabulary, Birmingham City Council [2014] 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.