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Children’s welfare should be considered at every stage of the criminal justice system when their parents are facing detention or imprisonment, a group of charities is urging.
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.
Children And The Law In Depth
The government is consulting on dramatic changes that will determine children and young people’s access to justice, says Anita Hurrell of the Migrant Children’s Project at Coram Children’s Legal Centre.
Lengthy legal disputes over the age of asylum-seeking children have a damaging effect on their lives, says Kamena Dorling, policy and programmes manager at Coram Children’s Legal Centre
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