Tag: Youth Justice
Justice Select Committee publishes report on disclosure of youth criminal records
The Justice Select Committee report highlights the urgent need for reform of the system for the disclosure of childhood criminal records. Current practice means that youth criminal records are rarely expunged and as a result those affected are unfairly prevented from accessing education, employment, housing and insurance.
Magistrates Association Youth Court Protocol – what’s new?
Guest blog by Hannah Couchman, Research and Policy Officer (Youth and Family Courts) at the Magistrates Association on the key changes in the updated version of the Magistrates Association (MA) Youth Court Protocol.
Compulsory registration for youth advocates? YJLC responds
The Youth Justice Legal Centre has submitted its response to the Bar Standards Board Consultation on compulsory registration for youth advocates.
Lammy Review 2017 published
The Lammy Review is an independent report into the treatment of and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) in the criminal justice system. The Lammy Review highlights the current failings of the youth justice system and makes a number of important recommendations on how best to redress the disproportionate representation of BAME young people in the criminal justice system.
Bar Standards Board consultation on compulsory registration for youth advocates
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is planning to introduce compulsory registration for ‘youth advocates’ in April 2018 and is consulting on their proposals. Youth advocates are barristers working in proceedings involving young people.
Inns College produce guidance and film for barristers representing children in criminal courts
The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) has produced new guidance for practitioners representing children in the youth justice system. The materials are intended to help barristers comply with the Bar Standards Board's recently published ‘Youth Proceedings Competences’.
BSB publishes Youth Proceedings competences
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has published new guidance for barristers working in youth proceedings based on a set of essential competences that are expected of all advocates working with children as part of a phased introduction to increased regulation in this area.
Taylor Review of Youth Justice System published
Review of the Youth Justice System in England and Wales, by Charlie Taylor The final report of the Charlie Taylor Review of the Youth Justice System, and the Government's response have now been published. The report calls for improved fees structure for youth court work and mandatory training for lawyers.
New SRA toolkit for Youth Court Advocacy
The Solicitor's Regulatory Authority (SRA) has developed a toolkit to support solicitors practising in the Youth Court. The SRA recognise that additional help is needed for those working in the youth court, 'this is a really important part of the justice system, one that comes with its own unique challenges and demands.'