Our blog on ending the criminalisation of children in residential care
Updates, reflections and young people’s voices.
This blog provides a deeper insight into the issues uncovered in our programme to end the criminalisation of children in residential care. It includes contributions from young people who have lived in children’s homes, as well as analysis by researchers.
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Howard League in the news
Andrew Neilson discusses recent media coverage  Read more
Care-experienced young people’s interactions with the police
Sam Turner from Become pens a guest post  Read more
Addressing the welfare needs of children living in residential care in the youth court
A guest post from a magistrate  Read more
Care and Justice – Irish research
Nicola Carr and Paula Mayock on their research for the Irish Penal Reform Trust  Read more
Disrupting the Routes between Care and Custody
Jo Staines introduces a new research study  Read more
All you need is love and a village?
Kieran Breen of Leicestershire Cares calls for a root and branch review of the care system  Read more
Good practice in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
Claire Sands examines a multi-agency analysis on criminalisation  Read more
Listening to young people
Andrew Neilson reflects on how the programme listens to children and young people  Read more
Relationships matter: addressing worker conditions in care homes
A guest blog from Dr Alexandra Cox proposes it is time to value the work of care  Read more
My story from child in care to social worker
A retired care experienced social worker reflects on criminalisation in residential care  Read more