It’s not about the offending!

A new approach to youth justice...

This week the Youth Justice Board published it’s annual stats report.

There’s good news again – fewer kids in prison, and fewer in the system generally.

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But we still have a re-offending rate of 37.9% – pretty much the same as last year (and still a good bit higher than it was 10 years ago!)

Here’s how we might fix it…

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The State of Youth Custody…

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Image courtesy of ©NAYJ (adapted)

The National Association for Youth Justice have published this important briefing by Dr Tim Bateman.

It’s a great summary of the current state of affairs & suggests a radical solution…

Download it here or click the image above.  Enjoy!

Adverse Childhood Experiences & Mental Health – New Report…

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Image courtesy of ©Young Minds

This week, Young Minds has published it’s latest report: Beyond Adversity – Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Young People Who Face Complexity & Adversity in Their Lives.

Download it free here.

(Psst! Contains loads of brilliant web links to other information!  ;0)

Barnardo’s Publishes its Inquiry into HSB…

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Image courtesy of ©Barnardo’s

Today, Barnardo’s has published it’s parliamentary inquiry into harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people.

Download it for free here.

 

Children’s Residential Care – New Research…

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Image courtesy of ©Cardiff University

Cascade has published new research on children’s residential care in Wales.  Title:

RESIDENTIAL CARE IN WALES: THE CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE PLACED IN RESIDENTIAL SETTINGS

Download the full report here.