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Criminal Care? · 22 Nov 2018

Children & Young People Now Awards

We are delighted to report that the Howard League’s programme to end the criminalisation of children in residential care has won the Youth Justice Award in the Children & Young People Now Awards 2018.

This is fantastic recognition of the work we’ve been doing over the last few years. We hope to build on this success to continue raising the profile of the issues and encouraging everyone to do what they can to end criminalisation in children’s homes.

In the last two weeks alone, we’ve had productive meetings with the Department for Education and with Ofsted, with the Magistrates Association, with members of our advisory board, with young people from the charity Drive Forward, and we presented a session at the Howard League’s Policing the Community conference.

The work definitely continues

In the next two weeks we have meetings planned with the Metropolitan Police, with Sussex Police, and with local stakeholders in Stoke-on-Trent. We also hope to publish a new briefing based on interviews with young people before Christmas. So the work definitely continues!

Congratulations to all the other winners and to the other projects shortlisted in our category – in particular, Fluence and The Communicate Project, which was Highly Commended.

Andrew Neilson


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