The Howard League | Australian data shows high rate of criminalisation among children in residential care

Australian data shows high rate of criminalisation among children in residential care

Earlier in the year Andrew blogged about some research from New South Wales, Australia, on the criminalisation of children in residential care. It showed that concerns in England and Wales are shared in other jurisdictions – something we also discovered in Scotland.

Now lawyers in one of Australia’s most populous states, Victoria, have raised concerns about the police being called to deal with low-level incidents within residential care units.

The Howard League | Australian data shows high rate of criminalisation among children in residential care

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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