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Youth justice roundup

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  • Thursday, September 12, 2013
Troubled families progress, inspection of young offender institution for young women, and child sexual exploitation, all in the news in the past seven days.

‘Back to the old ways' for jobless young offenders

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  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Just under a decade ago, I visited a young offender institution with the first Children's Commissioner for Wales, the late Peter Clarke. Peter had never been to such a place and I recall how he was quite affected by many of its characteristics.

Councils stung by 500m youth remand bill

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  • Monday, September 19, 2011
The government's proposed changes to the youth justice system could cost local authorities an additional half a billion pounds each year, an investigation by CYP Now has found.

Suffering inside: The welfare of children in custody

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  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014
As many as one in five children in custody has attempted suicide, while many more self-harm. Joe Lepper explores what the youth secure estate and health services are doing to reduce risk and protect the welfare of this vulnerable group.

Secure estate plans focus on specialist units

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  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012
It has been a tumultuous year for the youth secure estate, with no less than 10 suicides of teenagers in custody since the beginning of March 2011 and the sudden spike in custody rates as a result of last summer's riots providing some worrying challenges.

Youth Justice: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Since winning a sizeable majority at last December’s general election, the Conservative government has continued to build on reforms to the youth justice system set in train by the previous administration.