In Depth

Youth custody overhaul raises risk of a 'fragmented system'

The government is to strip the Youth Justice Board of most of its youth custody duties. Former chief John Drew says while there is merit to the plan, it raises concerns over resettlement work and ensuring a child focus.

Putting faith in values: Ross Hendry, chief executive, Spurgeons

Derren Hayes speaks to Ross Hendry, chief executive of charity Spurgeons.

Childhood trauma and offending

Improving awareness of childhood trauma can help practitioners rehabilitate young offenders, says Nacro

Education and welfare at heart of Taylor's vision for youth justice

Charlie Taylor's review calls for the creation of a system that better meets children's welfare and education needs. Experts analyse the merits of the recommendations and the initial government response to them.

Smart way to tackle gangs: Junior Smart, founder, SOS Gangs Project

Adam Offord talks to Junior Smart, founder, SOS Gangs Project, St Giles Trust.