The Youth Justice Legal Centre is part of Just for Kids Law.
The Youth Justice Board and the Ministry of Justice have published statistics for children and young people in the criminal justice system in England and Wales for the year ending March 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New guidance has been published on the revised Code A for Stop and Search.
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