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Youth custody 'unsafe' for half of boys

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  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Almost half of all boys held in young offender institutions (YOIs) feel "unsafe" in custody, the highest level recorded since the Prisons Inspectorate began recording views in 2001, a study has found.

Call to tackle police violence against young people

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  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
Police officers should receive specific training on how to communicate and deal with children and young people, as part of efforts to tackle the use of violence against them, a children's rights organisation has said. ?

Riots response has made gangs more violent

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  • Monday, June 6, 2016
Moves to arrest hundreds of gang members in the wake of last year's riots has led to an increase in violence, chaos and anarchy because younger inexperienced members are filling the leadership vacuum, a think-tank says.