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Sport can tackle the problem of youth justice disproportionality

In the 12 months before March 2020, children from black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) backgrounds made up more than half the population in youth custody. In 2018/19, white children committed 61 per cent of all serious offences, but only accounted for 51 per cent of children in custody according to the Youth Justice Board’s Exploring Racial Disparity report.

Age of criminal responsibility

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  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
The age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales remains one of the lowest in the world after it is raised in Scotland from eight to 12.

General election 2019: Key policy guide

Derren Hayes analyses what the main parliamentary parties are pledging on the key policy battlegrounds for the children, young people and families sector at the coming general election.

Be cautious of the public health approach

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  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Historically, Scotland has stood out as having high levels of violence embedded in its communities, cultures of behaviour and gangs - whether they were regional youth or serious organised crime gangs.

Schools and knife crime: Inspections Clinic

Rising levels of youth violence have shone a light on what schools are doing to keep children safe and educate them about the dangers. Jo Stephenson reports on the findings of a London research project.

Build communities to tackle knife crime

Over the past few weeks YMCA has been approached by a number of different media outlets asking the same question: Is the rise in knife crime among young people due to youth service cuts?