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Child prisoners are no longer being sent to Feltham Young Offender Institution under a temporary ban after an inspection found inmates in "appalling" and "unsafe" conditions.

Campaigners have criticised the government for failing to carry out a recommendation to ban pain-inducing restraint within the youth secure estate, which has been described as child abuse.

Local services will be judged on how they respond jointly to children's mental ill health in new themed area inspections, Ofsted has announced.

Public sector organisations will be legally bound to work together to tackle serious violence including knife crime under a new duty announced by the government.

Campaigners have cautiously welcomed the new Domestic Abuse Bill, but claim that "fundamental changes" are still needed to give children the protection they need.

Prison leadership scheme ready for rollout

By Joanne Parkes |

15 July 2019

Dozens of newly qualified prison officers have completed a leadership scheme developed to attract graduate talent and spread best practice within the secure estate.

Criminalisation concerns follow 23k calls to police from children's homes

By Dan Parton and Joanne Parkes |

08 July 2019

Young people are at risk of unnecessary criminalisation as a result of excessive police callouts to children's homes, campaigners claim.

Children as young as seven are being used to move drugs for organised gangs, according to new research from The Children's Society.  

Children's services leaders are calling on the government to deliver a coordinated and sustainably funded knife crime strategy, which puts child protection and safeguarding at the top of the agenda.

A Christian youth charity has won the multimillion pound government contract to run the UK's first secure school from late 2020.