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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Policing the Community and residential care
Andrew Neilson reports from the Howard League's recent conference  Read more
A childhood criminal record is for life
Claire Sands examines the "permanent blight" of childhood criminal records  Read more
Views from the cells
A guest blog from Miranda Bevan looks at children's experiences in police custody  Read more
Progress being made in Surrey
Claire Sands reflects on a recent visit to Leatherhead  Read more
Experiences of a residential children’s home worker
A staff member explains why trauma-informed practice is key to avoiding criminalisation in children's homes  Read more
Good care workers do not label and stigmatise children
Claire Sands and Solomon describe how labelling can damage children's life chances  Read more
Australian data shows high rate of criminalisation among children in residential care
Andrew Neilson looks at worrying data from Victoria, Australia  Read more
The impact of care-experience across the life-course
Dr Claire Fitzpatrick, a lecturer at Lancaster University Law School, blogs on care experience  Read more
Ofsted to publish inspection profile of largest private children’s homes providers
Claire Sands welcomes work by Ofsted looking at the largest private providers of children's homes  Read more
Child arrests and children in residential care
Claire Sands blogs on the Howard League's report on child arrests  Read more