Criminal Practice Directions

It is well known that many children appearing in criminal courts have communication or learning difficulties. These factors alongside age and normal adolescent development can make it difficult for children to participate in legal proceedings, particularly in the Crown Court. In this seminar discussing our legal guide on the Criminal Practice Directions, you'll hear from leading youth justice experts on how the Criminal Practice Directions can support in this context. Our guide provides practical advice on using the Criminal Practice Directions to give effect to the right that children have to effectively participate in criminal proceedings.