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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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
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