The Youth Justice Legal Centre is part of Just for Kids Law.
The Justice Select Committee report highlights the urgent need for reform of the system for the disclosure of childhood criminal records. Current practice means that youth criminal records are rarely expunged and as a result those affected are unfairly prevented from accessing education, employment, housing and insurance.
R v NPCC  EWHC 2586 (Admin)
This case is a judicial review relating to the disclosure of criminal records for those who were children at the time an offence took place.
R (on the application of P and Others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 321 In a landmark Court of Appeal ruling, the Government lost its appeal to a decision of the High Court in January last year, which ruled that the criminal records disclosure scheme was disproportionate and unlawful.
In two cases, the High Court has held that the scheme concerning the disclosure of convictions and cautions, is incompatible with ECHR art.8. These cases are significant as they challenge the legality of the enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service regime.
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