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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A year in the children’s homes sector: Ofsted echoes our findings
Claire Sands finds some of our messages reiterated in Ofsted's annual report  Read more
Criminalising children, the Department for Education and county lines exploitation
Claire Sands on a new Department for Education initiative  Read more
Children & Young People Now Awards
Andrew Neilson blogs about winning the Youth Justice Award  Read more
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