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Childhood trauma and offending

By Pippa Goodfellow |

17 January 2017

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

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.

Links between SEND and offending

By Professor Hannah Smithson and Professor Katherine Runswick-Cole |

22 November 2016

High numbers of children with SEND enter youth justice system because of inadequate support, experts say.

Case for youth custody reform

By Adam Offord |

11 October 2016

The National Association for Youth Justice says new report reinforces its call to abolish YOIs and STCs.

Tackling race 'bias' in youth justice

By Derren Hayes |

13 September 2016

A "bias" that affects ethnic minority young people can only be addressed with better training, say experts.

Alterations to ministerial briefs at the Department for Education suggest some shifts in policy priorities.

Police rethink early help role

By Jess Brown |

02 August 2016

A new early intervention charter is helping police forces identify and support families in need sooner.

Tackling reoffending together

By Pippa Goodfellow |

19 July 2016

Children's services and youth justice agencies must work collaboratively to reduce reoffending, says Nacro.

Probation inspectorate identifies building strong relationships between youth offending team staff and young offenders as one key factor in preventing young people from committing further crimes

The next mayor of London will be responsible for a budget of £17bn. So what are the main candidates in May's election pledging to deliver for children, young people and families? We trawl the manifestos to find out.