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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2019 in review
Andrew Neilson takes a look back at the year  Read more
Child arrests in England and Wales reduced by more than 70 per cent in eight years
This blog looks at how reducing the criminalisation of children in residential care has contributed to the national reduction in child arrests for the eighth year running  Read more
A justice system that cares
A guest post from Sam Turner of Become on their new manifesto  Read more
30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
The Howard League marks the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC with a new briefing on making children's rights a reality for all children  Read more
Howard League recommendations for better data raised in parliament
Claire Sands on calls in parliament for better collection and monitoring of data on the criminalisation of children in care  Read more
Addressing criminalisation in London’s care system from a lived experience perspective
Claire Sands on a new initiative in London  Read more
Unregulated accommodation raised in Parliament
Andrew Neilson highlights a recent Parliamentary debate  Read more
Good practice and facing regulation of 16+ accommodation in Central Bedfordshire
Claire Sands blogs on an interesting visit to a children's homes forum in Central Bedfordshire  Read more
Improving legal representation at the police station
Claire Sands on our new guide for lawyers representing looked-after children in police custody  Read more
Children going missing and the links to criminalisation
Andrew Neilson blogs about a new report on children who going missing from out-of-area placements  Read more