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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My story from child in care to social worker
A retired care experienced social worker reflects on criminalisation in residential care  Read more
A child’s treatment in court
Claire Sands and 'Eddie' on a day before the youth courts  Read more
The rising cost of residential care and lack of government oversight
Claire Sands analyses a report from the National Audit Office  Read more
Going missing from residential care
A 19-year-old care leaver tells us about her experiences of going missing from children’s homes  Read more
A parent would not treat their child like this
Claire Sands and 'Jodie' on a mug being thrown in a children's home  Read more
This is our story: Children and young people on criminalisation in residential care
Andrew Neilson on our latest briefing featuring young people's stories  Read more
A year in the children’s homes sector: Ofsted echoes our findings
Claire Sands finds some of our messages reiterated in Ofsted's annual report  Read more
Criminalising children, the Department for Education and county lines exploitation
Claire Sands on a new Department for Education initiative  Read more
Children & Young People Now Awards
Andrew Neilson blogs about winning the Youth Justice Award  Read more
Policing the Community and residential care
Andrew Neilson reports from the Howard League's recent conference  Read more