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One of the best performing youth offending services (YOS) in England and Wales is to undergo a full review to save £500,000.

A secure training centre in Kent that was taken over by the government after allegations of abuse emerged has been rated "inadequate" by inspectors for the second time in less than a year.

The number of young people held in custody has risen year-on-year for the first time since 2008, government figures show.

Timpson departure 'a loss' for children's sector, says Loughton

By Gabriella Jozwiak and Neil Puffett |

12 June 2017

Edward Timpson's defeat in last week's general election, meaning he will be replaced as children's minister, is a loss for the sector, his predecessor Tim Loughton has said.

Custodial sentences for knife possession on the rise

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

08 June 2017

The proportion of children receiving an immediate custodial sentence for knife possession offences has risen by seven percentage points in the past nine years, according to Ministry of Justice statistics.

YJB to contribute to resettlement strategy

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

01 June 2017

The Youth Justice Board (YJB) has announced it will work alongside a charity to produce a new strategy for the resettlement of young offenders.

A Conservative manifesto pledge to tackle the disproportionate use of force against black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) young offenders has been welcomed by youth justice campaigners.

The remit of youth offending teams (YOTs) should be extended so they can work with young people up to the age of 21, a trade union has said.

An investigation has been launched into a charity that works with young people at risk of falling into crime.

Cannabis would be made legal if the Liberal Democrats win the general election, with taxes generated from its sale going into drug education programmes, it has been announced.