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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 ...



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 ...



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 ...


As a result of the huge efforts everyone has made to adhere to strict social distancing measures, the transmission rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) has decreased, therefore, the Department of Education (DFE) will be exploring the opening of educational settings from the week commencing 1 June 2020.   Read the full phased plan here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-educational-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020/actions-for-education-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020  

Actions for Education and Childcare Settings to Prepare for Wider ...


The digital safety and wellbeing kit provides useful tips and guidance to help protect your child on a range of issues including video calling, how to ensure your device and web browser are set up and updated correctly and tips regarding best practice with your username and passwords.   Click here to download toolkit: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/coronavirus/digital-safety-and-wellbeing-kit/  

Children’s Commissioner Launches Digital Safety and Wellbeing Kit (COVID 19)



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 ...


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 ...