Turning 18

The impact of turning 18 during the criminal justice process can be devastating. Those affected have offended as children but are unable to benefit from the legal protections afforded to children. The cause of the problem is often system delay and the delays arising out of the coronavirus pandemic mean this is likely to be a growing problem. In this seminar discussing our legal guide on Turning 18, you'll hear from leading youth justice experts on how to navigate the different rules, regimes and principles that apply to those who are turning 18 in the criminal justice system, as well as finding out more about the inequities which arise for those who have committed offences as children but have turned 18 before being cautioned or prosecuted.