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Munby calls for integration of youth and family courts

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  • Thursday, November 2, 2017
The highest-ranking family judge in England and Wales has called for a major shake-up of courts that hear cases involving children by amalgamating them into a single court that considers both criminal and welfare issues.

Magistrates issue 'exemption clause' warning

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  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Magistrates have added their voice to fears that measures in the Children and Social Work Bill to allow councils to opt out of children's legislation will undermine the rights of vulnerable young people.

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.