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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.

Truss strips YJB of youth custody role

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  • Friday, February 24, 2017
The Youth Justice Board (YJB) will no longer be responsible for commissioning and overseeing the youth secure estate, with a new body being established to take on the role, it has been announced.

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.

YJB chief: Future of quango in doubt

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  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The future of the Youth Justice Board (YJB) is in doubt, with the quango unlikely to continue in its present form once a government review of the youth justice system is completed, the organisation's chief executive has said.

Youth remand continues to fall

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  • Thursday, October 8, 2015
The amount of time spent by young people on remand in youth custody has fallen for the second year in a row, government figures show.