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Government is failing to deliver on a promise of checking how policies affect children’s rights, a report has claimed.
The government has been accused of breaking an international treaty on children’s rights after it emerged that young offenders are being transferred from youth custody to adult prisons.
A decision to discharge a 12-year-old boy with an IQ of 58 who admitted 22 crimes including sexual assault has been supported by the Magistrates' Association.
Children And The Law In Depth
A recent case has ruled that 17-year-olds be treated as children when arrested and held in police custody, says Kirsten Anderson, legal research and policy manager at Coram Children’s Legal Centre
Proposals to introduce secure colleges are unlikely to achieve the government’s aim of rehabilitating offenders, says Kirsten Anderson, legal research and policy manager at Coram Children’s Legal Centre
Legal aid changes could place an extra burden on councils dealing with children’s immigration issues, say Anita Hurrell and Kamena Dorling from the Migrant Children’s Project at Coram Children’s Legal Centre
The Children and Families Bill includes a controversial proposal for the presumption of “parental involvement”, says Kirsten Anderson, legal research and policy manager at Coram Children’s Legal Centre