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Standing Committee for Youth Justice (SCYJ) new report on ensuring custody is the last resort for children in England & Wales. SCYJ is an alliance of organisations working to improve the youth justice system in England and Wales. We advocate a child-focused youth justice system that promotes the integration of children in trouble with the law into society and […]

Ensuring Custody is the Last Resort for Children in England ...


Young Person Secure Stairs
Secure Stairs forms part of specialised health and justice work commissioned through NHS England’s Five Year Forward View for Mental Health launched in 2016 to improve mental healthcare provision across the UK. With funding jointly awarded by the NHS, the Department for Education and the Ministry of Justice, this integrated care framework focuses on young people being accommodated […]

The Liminality Group and Central North and Northwest London NHS ...




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The heroin and crack cocaine retail market has been overtaken by the county lines model, which is driving increased violence in the drugs market and the exploitation of young people and vulnerable drug users. The first part of Dame Carol Black’s independent review of drugs can be found here. Click for the full article https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/review-of-drugs-phase-one-report  

The Illicit Drugs Market Is Worth An Estimated £9.4 billion ...


The Home Office has announced today (Wednesday 4 March 2020) that from next month new powers to tackle knife crime will be piloted by the Metropolitan Police.   Knife Crime Prevention Orders (KCPOs) were introduced through the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 and will give officers an additional tool to steer those most at risk away from violent crime. […]

Introduction of Knife Crime Prevention Orders


Fiona Simpson writes in CYP NOW that as many as 40 young offenders may be granted temporary release from young offender institutions and secure training centres due to the coronavirus pandemic. CYP Now understands that young offenders are set to make up one per cent of the 4,000 prisoners eligible for the Ministry of Justice’s temporary release scheme. As many as […]

YOUNG OFFENDERS ELIGIBLE FOR TEMPORARY RELEASE TO EASE SPREAD OF ...



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Local safeguarding partnerships will be able to access ‘bespoke’ support around child criminal and sexual exploitation by autumn A national scheme aimed at delivering strategic support to areas battling criminal and sexual exploitation will draw on the expertise of children’s services from across England. The Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) programme was announced this week by the Department for […]

£2 million programme to support children’s services tackling child exploitation


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Youth custody centres in England and Wales are so unsafe that a “tragedy” is “inevitable”, the chief inspector of prisons has said. Peter Clarke wrote to ministers earlier this year, after what he says was such a “staggering” decline in standards. Launching his annual report, he said not a single establishment inspected was safe to hold young people. The Ministry of […]

Youth custody centres ‘so unsafe a tragedy is inevitable’


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