In Depth

Special Report: Reducing Youth Reoffending

Youth justice services have developed a range of innovative approaches to engage repeat offenders, but experts say more needs to be done to support young people with the most entrenched problems.

Are children's home arrests a problem?

The Howard League for Penal Reform is concerned that children in residential care are being criminalised unfairly, despite a report showing a fall in arrests. Experts debate if enough is being done to tackle the issue.

Inspecting 'off-rolling'

Ofsted has found evidence that a significant minority of schools are finding ways to manage more challenging pupils out. New tools will make it easier to identify this practice, says Jo Stephenson.

A public health approach to youth violence

With violent crime on the increase in England, Tom de Castella asks what children's services can learn from the public health model that originated in the US and has reduced youth violence in Glasgow.

Tougher inspections for STCs

Youth justice experts back plans for increased monitoring by inspectorates of secure training centres.

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