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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Addressing unnecessary criminalisation in a children’s home
Susan, a residential care worker, on how the children’s home she works in is taking action  Read more
Good policing practice with children’s homes in Nottinghamshire
Claire Sands looks at good practice from Nottinghamshire Police  Read more
Know your numbers – using data to monitor and address criminalisation
Claire Sands blogs about our latest briefing and shares some good news  Read more
Privatising children’s social care
Journalist and foster carer Martin Barrow considers the rise and rise of CareTech  Read more
Private profit from children’s services
Claire Sands looks at profiteering in children's residential care  Read more
Howard League responds to Parliamentary inquiry into out-of-area placements
Claire Sands blogs on an APPG inquiry into the risks facing children in out-of-area placements.  Read more
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