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The chief inspector of probation has called for national guidance to ensure young people involved in low-level offending are given consistent support.

Youth offending schemes share multi-million pound fund

By Joanne Parkes |

10 October 2019

Twenty two projects including local authority-run schemes will share a £16.2m pot aimed at preventing youth offending.

Young offenders leaving custody are being "set up to fail" as not enough support is available to prepare them for release and help them resettle back into the community, a new report warns.

Patel reveals £20m package to tackle county lines

By Nina Jacobs |

02 October 2019

Child victims of county lines grooming are being promised extra support under a £20m funding package announced by the Home Secretary.

DWP invests £4m in youth employment scheme

By Nina Jacobs |

30 September 2019

The government is proposing to help care leavers and young offenders into work as part of a new £4m scheme.

Tough new laws to tackle knife crime could harm relationships between police and local communities and fail to properly consider the needs of vulnerable groups of young people, children's services leaders have warned.

Youth justice campaigners and councils have raised concerns that tough new laws to combat knife crime could lead to children being unnecessarily criminalised and imprisoned.

A £1.9m research project has launched to find ways to better protect vulnerable children from threats such a child sexual exploitation (CSE) and county lines drug dealing.

An overhaul of secure children's homes is being called for in a critical report into the violent treatment of young people being confined against their will.

Taylor announces departure from YJB

By Derren Hayes |

16 September 2019

Charlie Taylor, the former government adviser whose review of the youth justice system led to widespread reforms to custody, is to step down as chair of the Youth Justice Board (YJB).