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.
Andrew Neilson and Claire Sands look back at the Howard League's programme on the criminalisation of children in residential care  Read more
Missing from care: listening to children
A guest post from the national charity, Missing People, looks at a consultation the charity carried out with children in care as part of their ongoing work to improve professionals' responses to children going missing from care which will improve safeguarding and reduce unnecessary criminalisation.   Read more
Children in residential care now three times less likely to be criminalised
Andrew Neilson on the latest figures on the criminalisation of children in residential care.  Read more
Protocols to reduce the prosecution of children in care
A guest post from Zoe Bezeczky describes developing research based at Cardiff University.  Read more
Is this good enough for my child?
Andrew Neilson on a new pan-London protocol to reduce the criminalisation of looked-after children and care leavers.  Read more
Good practice in reducing child arrests in Dyfed-Powys
There have been huge reductions in child arrests over the last ten years. In this blog, Claire Sands looks at how initiatives in Dyfed-Powys, including work with residential children's homes, have contributed to sustained low levels of child arrests in that area.  Read more
A ‘broken’ market is failing children in care
Andrew Neilson on the urgent need to address market failings in the provision of children's social care.  Read more
Good policing practice in Norfolk
Claire Sands and Inspector Julia Sandell of Norfolk Police look at inter-agency working.  Read more
New ‘Children in care and care leavers’ category announced for Howard League Community Awards 2020
New 'Children in care and care leavers' category announced for Howard League Community Awards 2020. Deadline for entries: 21 July 2020.  Read more
Expert guidance published by the Howard League and Garden Court Chambers on keeping children out of custody during the Covid-19 pandemic
Kate Aubrey-Johnson and Laura Janes blog about the Howard League's briefing on Covid-19 and child prisons and a joint guide for criminal defence lawyers on making bail applications for children during the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more