With reoffending by a small cohort of highly troubled young people stubbornly high, the Youth Justice Board hopes efforts to better prepare offenders for life outside custody will prevent them returning.
Catrin Gosby, researcher at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the government's proposed guidance on children and young people in detention who have special educational needs and disabilities.
The next children's commissioner for England Anne Longfield must stand up to the government if she is to champion the rights of children and young people and allay concerns over the role's independence.
As many as one in five children in custody has attempted suicide, while many more self-harm. Joe Lepper explores what the youth secure estate and health services are doing to reduce risk and protect the welfare of this vulnerable group.
Laura McCardle meets shadow childcare minister Alison McGovern.
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