Children in children’s homes are being criminalised at excessively high rates compared to other children.

The structure of the children’s homes ‘market’ in England means that
ultimate responsibility for tackling this problem lies with the large
private companies who own the majority of homes and with local
authorities who are the corporate parents.The Howard League has identified some core principles that can help
protect children from criminalisation. These principles are grouped into
two categories: ‘hearts’ and ‘heads’.

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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