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Calls to overhaul youth remand system

By Joe Lepper |

10 January 2019

A raft of reforms are needed to tackle rising rates of unconvicted children being "warehoused in unsafe child jails", a youth justice organisation has claimed.

Spending on Sure Start children's centres and services for under fives plummeted by £110m last year, according to latest government data.

YOI fails younger inmates, inspection finds

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

07 January 2019

A young offender institution (YOI) has been criticised for failing to understand the developmental needs of young prisoners, according to a recent inspection.

Google to fund charities to tackle youth violence

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

12 December 2018

Internet giant Google will provide grants totalling £600,000 to charities and community organisations as part of efforts to tackle violent crime, it has been announced.

Serious violence: £200m fund opens to youth projects

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

10 December 2018

A £200m government fund to tackle rising levels of serious youth violence by supporting projects that help vulnerable children aged between 10 and 14, has opened to bids.

Inspectors praise 'outstanding' youth offending team

By Neil Puffett |

05 December 2018

A council's youth offending team has been rated "outstanding" following an inspection.

Involving magistrates in post sentence reviews for young offenders has the potential to reduce community order breaches and should be adopted nationwide, according to a youth offending service (YOS) that is pioneering the approach.

A secure training centre (STC) known for high levels of violence has achieved "sustained improvements" over the past year, according to a recent inspection.

The government is urging councils, the police and courts across England to sign up to an agreement aimed at reducing the unnecessary criminalisation of looked-after children and care leavers.

Police moped crime tactics risk young lives, campaigners warn

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

26 November 2018

New police tactics to prevent moped-related crime that includes knocking juvenile drivers off motorcycles have been criticised as dangerous by an expert in state-related deaths.