Publications


What’s wrong with remanding children to prison?: Remand briefing one: Emerging themes

Remanding a child to custody disrupts their life, their plans for the future and their relationships with friends and family. Penal institutions are . . . always harmful and (re)traumatising for children (Gooch, 2016; Peterson-Young, 2021). Children’s experiences in custody became far worse during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Youth Justice Board Annual Report and Accounts, 2020 to 2021

During 2020/21 we continued to champion the evidence-informed Child First guiding principle which sees children as children first. This was a key . . . priority for us in the past year and will be into 2021/22 and beyond. To make further long-term progress, system changes are needed to achieve a Child First system and help children to reach their potential. This not only benefits children, but all of society. We recognise this will take time and in our new strategic plan for 2021-24 we have set out Child First as a guiding principle for us and the sector. It underpins our strategic pillars and is at the heart of all we do. It also informs our decision-making and engagement at all levels.
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I wanted to be heard: Young women in the criminal justice system at risk of violence, abuse and exploitation

This briefing paper is about young women aged 17–25 in contact with the criminal justice system and their experiences of violence, abuse and . . . exploitation which are often overlooked. In particular, it highlights the experiences of Black and minoritised young woman and young women with experience of the care system as both groups are over- represented in the criminal justice system.
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Looked after children: out of area, unregulated and unregistered accommodation (England)

This briefing provides information on two separate but related topics concerning looked after children in England:
• Sections two and three cover out . . . of area placements
• Sections four to six cover unregulated and unregistered accommodation.

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