2020 News: Early Intervention/ACE

2020 News: Early Intervention/ACE

15/04/2021: Early intervention investment could save councils £7bn, researchers say

Councils in England with above-average rates of looked-after children could save a total of £7bn over the next decade by focusing on early intervention policies that target vulnerable families, . . . according to researchers. The research focuses on the long-term savings that can be achieved through early intervention strategies across four areas, which have a higher than England’s average rate of looked after children, which is 67 per 10,000 children.
Children and Young People Now

26/03/2021: Most children in youth justice system have suffered trauma, research suggests

The majority of children in the youth justice system have been subject to abuse, trauma or poverty, new research shows. The Punishing Abuse report, published by the West Midlands Combined Authority . . . (WMCA) and the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, raises concerns that “a number of children in the youth justice system are being punished as a consequence of the impact on their behaviours of their early abuse and loss.”
Children and Young People Now

12/03/2021: Punishing Abuse: Children in the West Midlands Criminal Justice System

Evidence shows too many young people in the criminal justice system suffer from violence, poverty, and abuse growing up. Commissioned by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the West . . . Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, the Punishing Abuse report, which has been launched today, is one of the most wide-ranging contemporary studies conducted into children in the criminal justice system in this country. Dr Chard’s ground-breaking research considers the lives of 80 children. The report provides a number of recommendations and proposals that focus on implementing a system-wide change to how public organisations support disadvantaged children who have experienced adversity, abuse, loss and trauma.



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