Tag: Youth cautions
Government announces planned changes to youth criminal records
Youth cautions as well as old, minor convictions will no longer be disclosed in criminal record checks following two new statutory instruments that have been laid before parliament in draft form.
Supreme Court landmark ruling on childhood criminal records
R (on the application of P, G and W) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Appellants)  UKSC 3 The Court has upheld a declaration of incompatibility under the Human Rights Act 1998 made by the Court of Appeal and the High Court. In a landmark judgment the Supreme Court […]
Significantly lower rates of reoffending for children diverted at the police station
Proven Reoffending Statistics Quarterly Bulletin, MoJ & National Statistics, January 2016 to March 2016 The latest proven reoffending statistics published by the Ministry of Justice show that reoffending rates for children who are dealt with by way of youth caution at the police station are substantially lower ncluding Triage and Community Resolution. Details Some […]
High Court rules criminal record disclosure regime unlawful
In two cases, the High Court has held that the scheme concerning the disclosure of convictions and cautions, is incompatible with ECHR art.8. These cases are significant as they challenge the legality of the enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service regime.
Appropriate adults for 17 year olds receiving youth cautions and youth conditional cautions
Youth cautions and conditional cautions must now be given to 17 year olds in the presence of an appropriate adult, as is currently the case for children under 17 years old.