Publisher: The Howard League for Penal Reform
Downloads'This is our story': Children and young people on criminalisation in residential care
This is the fourth briefing from the Howard League’s programme to end the criminalisation of children in residential care.
This briefing tells the anonymised stories of four children and young people who have been criminalised in residential care in their own words.
The briefing focuses on how it feels to a child to be criminalised and to live in a home where you are not loved or cared about
The young people’s testimonies illustrate how every aspect of the care system can impact on criminalisation and demonstrate that a whole system approach is needed to protect vulnerable children from this form of harm.