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Reform to prosecution of abuse

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The director of public prosecutions has announced reforms to the way the justice system responds to claims of child sexual abuse, says Kara Apland, socio-legal researcher at Coram Children's Legal Centre

‘Back to the old ways' for jobless young offenders

  • 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.

Striking the balance on abuse

Jo-Anne Prud'homme, legal researcher at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines what lessons can be learned from the case of parents charged with abuse after doctors failed to diagnose congenital rickets

Legal Update: Reform of children's home rules

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Proposals set out by the government aim to improve safeguarding measures for vulnerable children in residential care, says Awaz Raoof, international research officer, Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Border Agency appeals ban on dawn raids

The government is challenging a court-imposed ban on controversial "dawn raid" removals of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children that are carried out without notice, as the number of deportations has plummeted, CYP Now has learned.