Placing children for ‘welfare’ and ‘justice’ reasons together in secure children’s homes

Research report considering whether the practice of placing children together in secure children’s homes for justice and welfare reasons increases the risk of child sexual abuse. GOV.UK Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/placing-children-for-welfare-and-justice-reasons-together-in-secure-childrens-homes

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021: secure schools factsheet – GOV.UK

What are we going to do? We are introducing a measure to ensure that operating a secure school can be a charitable activity. This measure will provide charitable providers confidence that they can operate secure schools in line with both their charitable objects and the government’s secure schools vision. We are also introducing a measureContinue reading “Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021: secure schools factsheet – GOV.UK”

Almost 1,500 children in England are locked up by the state at a cost of a third of a billion a year

The Children’s Commissioner for England report shines a light on the hundreds of children in England who are locked up in institutions across the country. The report, “Who are they? Where are they? Children locked up” gathers together for the first time all the data currently available about some of the most vulnerable children inContinue reading “Almost 1,500 children in England are locked up by the state at a cost of a third of a billion a year”

Residential Children’s Homes and the Youth Justice System. Identity, Power and Perceptions

Author: Shaw, Julie This book explores the factors at the individual, institutional and systemic levels which contribute to children’s home residents coming to the attention of the youth justice system, and the consequent implications for policy and practice. Perspectives are drawn from both young people and professionals in the care and youth justice systems.

THE YOUTH JUSTICE ACCOMMODATION PATHWAY Preventing Homelessness and Supporting Better Outcomes for Young People involved in the Criminal Justice System in England The Youth Justice Accommodation Pathway is a practical tool that local authorities, criminal justice agencies and other partners can use to plan accommodation and support services for young people aged 16 – 25Continue reading