01/12/2023: Young Criminalised Women’s Needs Are Neglected

Agenda Alliance and the Alliance for Youth Justice call for a gender-sensitive support for criminalised young women.

(Russell Webster)

27/11/2023: Three quarters of young people awaiting sentence remanded in custody, inspectors find

Less than a quarter of young people awaiting sentence are being offered bail programmes, compared with more than three quarters who are held in custody, according to a new report.

(Children and Young People Now)

24/11/2023: Youth Justice Board announces permanent chief executive

The Youth Justice Board (YJB) has named Steph Roberts-Bibby as its new chief executive after she held the post in an interim capacity over the last six months.

(Children and Young People Now)

24/11/2023: Children Remanded In Custody Unnecessarily

Yesterday (23 November 2023) the inspectorates of prison and probation alongside Ofsted published a joint thematic inspection of work with children subject to remand in youth detention. Its headline . . . conclusion was that some children could be better cared for in the community rather than youth detention. (Russell Webster)