The Youth Justice Legal Centre is part of Just for Kids Law.
By Ita Farrelly, Partner, Taylor Haldane Barlex Solicitors LLP
The 10 Point Checklist is a key tool in ensuring decisions to prosecute Looked After Children who offend in children’s homes are properly considered, Ita Farrelly shares her experience that lack of awareness of this guidance means Looked After Children are being unnecessarily prosecuted.
The Prison Reform Trust’s independent review chaired by Lord Laming has found that children in care are six times more likely than other young people to be cautioned or convicted of a crime.
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