Families


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A report published by the HM Inspectorate of Probation following an inspection in January rates the service, run by Oxfordshire County Council, as “good” overall. Chief inspector of probation Justin Russell praised the “innovative” range of work being done to help children who had been victims or were at risk of exploitation through initiatives including clinics run by Oxfordshire police […]

OXFORDSHIRE YOUTH JUSTICE SERVICE PRAISED OVER WORK TO TACKLE CHILD ...


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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its latest figures surrounding NEET children and young people in the UK. There were an estimated 771,000 young people (aged 16 to 24 years) in the UK who were not in education, employment or training (NEET) in January to March 2020; this was an increase of 6,000 compared with January […]

Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training (UK May ...


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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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It is good to share the realities of our work when possible. Below is an update from our CEO Andrez Harriott I am currently working with a young person who has had multiple friends fatally harmed this year. Understandably, he is suffering and without medicalising his feelings, it would be obvious to see how this is affecting him emotionally, […]

The Reality of Our Work


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